Argentine president tests positive for covid two months after vaccinating with Sputnik – International

BUENOS AIRES – O president Argentinian, Alberto Fernandez, announced this Saturday, 3, that he was diagnosed with covid-19 in an antigen test – carried out after having symptoms compatible with the disease – and two months after receiving the vaccine against the coronavirus, the Russian Sputnik V.

“After having a fever of 37.3 ° and a mild headache, I did an antigen test that was positive,” he wrote in his account on Twitter. He said he is waiting for the result of a PCR test to confirm that the disease is ongoing. The antigen test is a quick detection by nasal or throat swab, but it is less sensitive than the molecular or PCR test.

Fernández was the first leader to receive immunization against the coronavirus in Latin America. The Argentine president fulfilled the schedule of two doses of the vaccine Sputnik Vfrom the Russian laboratory Gamaleya. The agency France Press, presidential sources reported that he took the first one on January 21st and the second, on February 11.

The president, who turned 62 on Friday, 2, was isolated in a preventive manner and said he was “physically well”. “Although I would have preferred to end my birthday without this news, I am in a good mood.” He also thanked you for the happy birthday messages.

Fernández said he has contacted the people with whom he has been in the past 48 hours so that they can follow the protocols recommended by health authorities. “We must be very attentive. I ask everyone to preserve themselves following the current recommendations. It is clear that the pandemic it didn’t pass and we must continue taking care of ourselves “, he added.

Argentina is facing a second wave of coronavirus with an escalation of infections. According to official figures, the South American country, with 44 million inhabitants, has more than 2.3 million infections e 56,023 deaths by covid-19./ AFP

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