President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that he tested negative for COVID-19, despite showing no symptoms, for his trip this july 7 to the United States.
«I took the test because I have to leave the country, although, I repeat, I have no symptoms, and that’s why I hadn’t been tested,» Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday before leaving for Washington on a commercial flight for an official visit to U.S. President Donald Trump, focused on T-MEC, the new trade treaty for North America.
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«I have to act responsy, to be very sure that I don’t have fortunately this virus (…) I carry my certificate,» López Obrador said, before making his first trip abroad, since he took office.
President @lopezobrador_ said he tested negative for #COVIDー19 and said he would do it again if protocols require it. 📹👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/sKmj3CQywp
— Political Animal (@Pajaropolitico) July 7, 2020
He stressed that if the U.S. protocol requires another screening of the new coronavirus, he will re-test.
On June 28, the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, explained that the representative had not yet performed the COVID-19 test, because he has not been in a contact scheme considered real risk with people who have been infected.
This despite the president having public events with officials who were later confirmed, such as the director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, on June 7, after a tour they shared in Tabasco, or the Secretary of the Treasury, Arturo Herrera, confirmed last Thursday, three days after he appeared standing next to the president in an announcement of changes in two units.
Lopez-Gatell detailed that case-contact studies are done when certain conditions occur.
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