AMLO tests positive for COVID-19


President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported having been infected with covid-19 and said he had mild symptoms. Through Twitter, he assured that Olga Sánchez Cordero, Secretary of the Interior, will represent him in daily conferences while he continues the treatment. In addition, he was optimistic about it.

“I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19. The symptoms are mild but I am already under medical treatment . As always, I am optimistic. We will all move forward. Dr. Olga Sánchez Cordero will represent me in the morning to inform how we all do it. days, “he wrote on Twitter.

López Obrador added that despite being in quarantine, he will continue to monitor public affairs from the National Palace. Tomorrow the phone call with Vladimir Putin, his Russian counterpart, continues.   

“I will be aware of public affairs from the National Palace. For example, tomorrow I will take a call with President Vladimir Putin because, regardless of friendly relations, there is a possibility that they will send us the Sputnik V vaccine,” he added in another message. . 

López Obrador is not the only one to have been infected with covid-19 : Jesús Ramírez Cuevas, coordinator of Social Communication of the Presidency; Irma Eréndira Sandoval, secretary of the Public Function; Arturo Herrera, head of the Treasury, among other officials and governors.  

This morning he was in San Luis Potosí for the inauguration of a National Guard barracks , together with Rosa Icela Rodríguez, head of Security, as well as Juan Manuel Carreras, governor of San Luis Potosí. 

On Saturday, January 23, he was in Nuevo León, along with Jaime Rodríguez Calderón and Clara Luz Flores, a candidate for governor of that entity. 

López Obrador is part of the vulnerable population , because he has hypertension and is 67 years old, although he exercises constantly.  In 2013, in the framework of the protests for the Energy Reform, he suffered a heart attack.

“You will be fine, President”: Sheinbaum and the political class send messages of support

Regardless of the political party, ideology or differences, the Mexican political class sent messages of support to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. 

Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government of Mexico City, assured that because of her ” strength, conviction and love for life and for what you represent, they give us that certainty” of recovering from contagion. 

“You will be successful President. Sure of it. Your strength, conviction, and love for life and for what you represent give us that certainty. Here we are from the City at work to get ahead. Courage.”

Felipe Calderón, former president of Mexico, ” sincerely wished a speedy recovery” for his opponent in the 2006 federal election.

José Ramón López Beltrán, son of the president, thanked the ” good vibes and prayers” for the contagion of his father. 

AMLO is stable, he is protected

José Luis Alomía, general director of Epidemiology, explained that there is a group of doctors that was predestined for the care of López Obrador. 

“At this time, and since he presented the symptoms, the team of doctors that was predestined and formed for a situation like this, is under his attention,” he explained at the press conference on the coronavirus report in Mexico. 

The doctors who treat López Obrador are specialists in the matter under the coordination of the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela. 

Alomía indicated that until 7:30 p.m., López Obrador is stable and sheltered at home with mild symptoms.  


Mexico Daily Post