Mexican President Says He Has Covid-19
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Mon 25th January 2021 | 09:10 AM
Mexico City, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jan, 2021 ) :Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild and he felt optimistic.
"I regret to inform you that I am infected with Covid-19. The symptoms are mild but I am already undergoing medical treatment," the 67-year-old said in a message on social media.
"As always, I am optimistic. We will come through this together," he said.
The leftwing populist is rarely seen wearing a face mask in public, including at his daily news conference, and has kept up most of his activities during the pandemic.
Lopez Obrador has continued his travels to different parts of the country and on Friday visited the northern state of San Luis Potosi.
He was criticized for being slow to impose a lockdown at the start of the pandemic and for continuing to hold rallies and greet supporters with handshakes and hugs.
Mexico City has been in a state of maximum alert since mid-December, with more than 90 percent of hospital beds full due to soaring infections. Non-essential activities have been suspended in the capital.
The former Mexico City mayor and self-styled anti-corruption crusader has faced calls to resign over his handling of the pandemic but still enjoys solid approval ratings.
It has also authorized the shot developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.