The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, who completed the vaccination against covid-19, announced this Saturday that he had a positive result in a rapid antigen test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, having decided to isolate himself preventively.
“I wanted to tell you that, at the end of today, when I had a fever record of 37.3º and a slight headache, I had an antigen test, which was positive,” wrote the head of state on the network. social Twitter, this dawn.
The Argentine President, who celebrated his 62nd birthday on Friday, an hour before the announcement, added that, although he still awaited confirmation of the PCR test, he decided to isolate himself preventively, “in compliance with the current protocol and following the indications of the [seu] personal doctor “, but he assured that he is well.
“I am physically well and, although I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in good spirits,” he wrote.
Fernández received the first dose of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine on January 21, having subsequently completed the vaccination schedule with the second dose.
The country, with a population of 45 million, began the vaccination campaign against covid-19 in late December.
The Argentine government has decided to give priority to the administration of the first dose of the drug, having deferred the second dose for three months, for all types of vaccines, according to the Spanish news agency Efe.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Argentina has counted more than 2.3 million confirmed cases and about 56 thousand deaths, according to the count of the American university Johns Hopkins.
The country registered a peak of contagions on 21 October last, with 18,326 cases, with the number of infections falling until March, when the current upward curve began.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,829,089 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 129.5 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
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