“After presenting a fever record of 37.3º and a mild headache, I did an antigen test that was positive,” said Fernández through his Twitter account.
He said he is waiting for the result of a PCR test to confirm that the disease is ongoing.
The president said he is physically well and, although he would prefer to end his birthday without this news, he is in a good mood.
Fernández turned 62 on Friday (2).
“I am very grateful for the many expressions of affection that remind me of my birth,” he said.
Fernández was the first representative to receive immunization against the coronavirus in Latin America. He took the first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on January 21 at the Posadas hospital in Buenos Aires.
After taking the vaccine, wearing a mask, the Argentine president published on Twitter a thank you to the Instituto Gamaleya, “to those who worked for the vaccine to reach us and all health personnel for their enormous commitment”. Let’s get vaccinated “, he wrote.
After announcing the positive test for Covid-19, he asked the population to follow the safety recommendations against the coronavirus.
“It is clear that the pandemic has not passed and we must continue to take care of ourselves,” he said.
Covid-19 has killed more than 56,000 Argentines. About 682,868 Argentines have been vaccinated so far, with priority for the elderly and health professionals.
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