The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, announced this Saturday, 3, that he tested positive for the coronavirus. The minister underwent an antigen exam after showing mild symptoms: low fever and headache. Fernández said that he feels well and is already isolated and following the recommended protocols. A PCR test was done to confirm the infection, but the result is not yet ready. The politician turned 62 on Friday.
“I wanted to report that at the end of the day, after having a fever of 37.3 degrees and a slight headache, I performed an antigen test whose result was positive. Although we are waiting for confirmation by the PCR test, I am already isolated, following the current protocol and following the instructions of my personal doctor ”, wrote Fernández. The Argentine president added that the people who met him in the past 48 hours have been warned that they too will be isolated and that he is well “physically and in good spirits”.
Fernández received the first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on January 21. According to the Argentine newspaper Clarion, the governor received the second dose three weeks later. The immunizer, which was adopted for mass vaccination in Argentina, has an overall effectiveness of 91.6% against the coronavirus, although its performance against the new variants is still uncertain.
After the announcement, the Russian vaccine profile on Twitter posted the information that, of 1 million people vaccinated in Moscow, less than 0.1% developed Covid-19 more than two weeks after the second dose. Of these cases, 76% were asymptomatic or mild.
Argentina has more than 2.3 million records of the disease and 56,023 deaths.
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