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AMLO tests positive for covid-19 for second time in 12 months

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s President López Obrador has tested positive for covid-19 for a second time in less than a year. On January 24, 2021 he tested covid-19 positive for the first time.

On Monday, the fully vaccinated president reported that he tested positive again after mentioning the same morning that he believed he had the flu. He made the public announcement Monday afternoon, explaining that he had mild symptoms and will remain in isolation.

Because of this, he said, he will only do office work and communicate virtually until he recovers. The Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernández, will represent the president at press conferences and other public events during his two week recovery.

AMLO took to social media to confirm his condition. “Although the symptoms are mild, I will remain in isolation and will only do office work and communicate virtually,” the 68-year-old president posted.

The source of the contagion has not been disclosed, although the president met last week with Tatiana Clouthier, the economy secretary, who tested covid-19 positive last week.