Updated on 01/24/2021 08:28 pm
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), 67, reported this Sunday that he was infected with coronavirus (COVID-19), that his symptoms are mild and that he feels optimistic.
“I regret to inform you that I am infected with covid-19. The symptoms are mild but I am already under medical treatment ”, reported in a short message on his official Facebook account.
Lopez Obrador, who has maintained most of his activities during the pandemic, appointed the Secretary of the Interior (Interior), Olga Sánchez, to replace him at his conference from Monday to Friday at 07:00 local time (13:00 GMT).
“I will be aware of public affairs from the National Palace. For example, tomorrow I will take a call with President Vladimir Putin ”, add the message.
The leftist politician had three public activities over the weekend, the last of them on Friday morning in the state of San Luis Potosí (north).
López Obrador has had heart problems that forced him to be admitted to a private hospital in 2013; besides that he suffers from hypertension.
Other leaders who have contracted COVID-19 are former US President Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, among others.
López Obrador does not wear a mask in public places and has only been seen wearing it when traveling by plane.