Mexico – President tests positive for Covid19
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has tested positive for Covid-19. The President, who tweeted from his official Twitter account, said his symptoms are mild and that he was receiving medical treatment.
Mr López Obrador says he will continue working from home, including speaking to President Vladimir Putin about acquiring a Russian-made vaccine. Last year Mr López Obrador had said that he will try his best to acquire the Russian Vaccine if it showed positive results.
Throughout the pandemic, López Obrador – popularly known as Amlo – has been condemned for his seemingly carefree behaviour: he has consistently downplayed the severity of the crisis, continued to tour the country and has has rarely been seen wearing a mask.
Mexico has recorded more than 1.75m virus cases since the pandemic began and the nation’s confirmed death toll is 149,614 only behind USA, Brazil and India.