Mexican president Lopez Obrador tests positive for COVID-19

Other News Materials 25 January 2021 06:28 (UTC +04:00)

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he had tested positive for COVID-19, adding that his symptoms were light and he was receiving medical treatment, Trend reports citing Reuters.

“As always, I am optimistic,” said Lopez Obrador, 67, who has resisted wearing a face mask.

Mexico is in the grip of a second wave of the pandemic and has the fourth-highest death toll worldwide.

The health ministry on Sunday reported 10,872 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 530 fatalities, bringing its totals to 1,763,219 infections and 149,614 deaths.