translated from Spanish: Argentine president positives Covid-19 in antigen test

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández, who turned 62 this Friday and had already been vaccinated against Covid-19, confirmed that he tested positive for antigens, pending the outcome of the PCR test.” I wanted to tell you that at the end of today, after presenting a 37.3 fever record and a mild headache, I had an antigen test that was positive,” the representative wrote on his Twitter account in the early hours of this Saturday.” While we are awaiting confirmation through the PCR test, I am already isolated, complying with the current protocol and following the instructions of my personal doctor,” said Fernandez, who last January 21 received the first dose of the Sputnik-V vaccine and on 11 February was inoculated with the second, as reported to Efe from the Presidency.The same sources specified that the president tested positive in a “quick test” but is waiting for confirmation with the PCR, the result of which will be known in “a few hours”. Fernandez, who on Saturday morning planned to meet with the mayor of Buenos Aires, the opponent Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, to analyze the increase in contagion that has been taking place in the country in recent days, added on Twitter that he has contacted the people with which he was meeting in the last 48 hours “to assess whether they constitute a close contact for them to make the isolation.” For everyone’s information, I’m physically fine, and even if I wanted to end my birthday without this news, I’m also in good spirits. I thank from the soul the many displays of affection they have given me today recalling my birth,” he said in his message thread, which he concluded by asking citizens to continue to take care of themselves and preserve the recommendations because “it is clear that the pandemic did not pass.” Fernandez’s last publicly known health problem dates back to June 2019, when he was still a pre-candidate for the Presidency for the October elections of that year: at that time he was reported to have inflammation in the membrane covering the chest cavity and lungs. Diagnosis occurred when several studies were done after a persistent cough. Back then, the Peronist politician himself stated that “many years ago” he had a clot in his lung.

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