MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated Sunday that he had examined optimistic for Covid-19 and that his signs have been gentle and he was receiving medical therapy.
“As all the time, I’m optimistic,” stated López Obrador, 67, who has resisted sporting a masks.
Mexico is within the grip of a second wave of the pandemic, and it has the fourth-highest demise toll worldwide.
The Well being Ministry on Sunday reported 10,872 new confirmed coronavirus circumstances and 530 deaths, bringing its totals to 1,763,219 infections and 149,614 deaths.
Hospitals are overwhelmed the surge. The true variety of contaminated individuals and deaths is prone to be considerably larger than the official rely, the Well being Ministry has stated.
López Obrador stated on Twitter that his inside minister would run his common morning information convention in his absence.
“Luckily, the president is steady for the time being, the signs are delicate,” José Luis Alomía Zegarra, stated a Mexican well being official, stated throughout a daily information convention held shortly after López Obrador introduced his prognosis. “A group of medical specialists is attending to the well being of the president.”
López Obrador has maintained a busy public schedule throughout the pandemic and has stated he enjoys good well being, regardless of having suffered a severe coronary heart assault at age 60 in 2013.
He stated he would nonetheless maintain a scheduled name with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and regulate public affairs whereas receiving therapy.
International Minister Marcelo Ebrard stated on Twitter that the leaders would tackle “the way forward for the bilateral relationship, in addition to the availability of Russian vaccines to Mexico.”
The federal government stated this month that it goals to amass 12 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V, with the primary doubtlessly arriving as quickly as this week.
Mexico goals to manage 7.four million doses of Sputnik V the top of March because the nation scrambles to rapidly safe as nice a provide of vaccines as potential.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the one vaccine being administered in Mexico. The federal government stated Friday that the second spherical of doses could possibly be delayed and that non-public corporations might be allowed to buy the medication instantly because the nation struggles to maintain rampant infections in verify.