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Isla Mujeres mayor says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The mayor of the municipality of Isla Mujeres has revealed that he too, has tested positive for Covid-19. Municipal head Juan Carrillo Soberanis made his announcement Sunday through social media saying that he has tested positive.

Juan Carrillo Soberanis is the first mayor from the state’s 11 municipalities to become infected with the virus.

“Friends, I must inform you that the laboratory test that I did was positive for COVID-19. I feel calm and still without symptoms, following the instructions of the health authorities, I will stay home responsibly and from here I will continue to attend to all the actions that are carried out in our municipality,” he wrote.

Through social networks, Juan Carrillo specified that he was tested last week and had received confirmation that he was positive for SARS-CoV-2. The mayor says however, that he is calm and without symptoms.

On July 16, Quintana Roo governor Carlos Joaquín González also revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated at home during his recovery. Several other heads have also tested positive including the head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security Catalina Portillo Navarro, as well as Rafael del Pozo Dergal, secretary of the State Comptroller.