Boosted Mexican president gets Covid again — Action News Now

Fully vaccinated and boosted Mexican leader Andres Manuel López Obrador reveals he is experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms


Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time in less than a year and will now go into quarantine.

López Obrador — who has been fully vaccinated and received a booster shot in December — posted the results of his Covid-19 test on Twitter on Monday.


“I will remain in isolation and will only be doing office work and communicating virtually until I succeed,” he wrote, adding that Mexican Interior Minister Adan Augusto López Hernandez will represent the president at face-to-face meetings and events.

This is the second test of the Mexican president positive contracted the coronavirus in less than a year, having previously tested positive in late January 2021.


Several other prominent politicians from around the world have also recently tested positive for Covid-19, despite receiving booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine while the omicron variant of the virus was circulating. Omicron is generally considered to be less lethal, but more contagious than its predecessor.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin test New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tested positive for Covid-19 this month after receiving a booster dose in October take over Her booster in the fall.

In the UK last week, Opposition Leader Keir Starmer was tested positive Second infection with the virus since October. Starmer received a booster vaccination a month ago.


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