Mexico’s President Tests Positive for Covid-19

MEXICO CITY—Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned Sunday that he tested positive for Covid-19 and was receiving medical remedy for what he named gentle signs.

Mr. López Obrador, 67 a long time outdated, has continued traveling all over the state and attending community events even all through a surge of Covid-19 infections strike the state over the past thirty day period. Mexico has experienced shut to a hundred and fifty,000 verified Covid-19 fatalities.

“As usually, I’m optimistic,” he mentioned in a tweet. “We’ll all get via this.”

Mr. López Obrador mentioned that he however intends to hold a phone call Monday early morning with Russian President Vladimir Putin, to talk about Mexico’s possible acquisition of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vaccines.

Mr. López Obrador mentioned he would be keeping an eye on authorities issues from the Countrywide Palace in Mexico Metropolis, in which he life and conducts most of his duties. Inside Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero will preside over his early morning information conferences in the meantime. Mexico doesn’t have a vice president who would formally acquire over duties if the president falls ill.