MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president suspended a tour of the Yucatan peninsula Sunday after acknowledging he examined optimistic for the coronavirus, having beforehand suffered two bouts of COVID-19.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrado wrote in his social media accounts that “it isn’t critical.”
The remark adopted studies within the native press that López Obrador felt faint Sunday morning and needed to cancel his tour, one thing his presidential spokesman denied.
López Obrador, 69, who has acknowledged a historical past of coronary heart issues, wrote that he would isolate for “just a few days” in Mexico Metropolis.
“My coronary heart is one hundred pc and as I’ve needed to droop the tour, I will likely be in Mexico Metropolis and celebrating, though from afar, the sixteenth birthday of (his son) Jesús Ernesto,” he wrote.
López Obrador was sick with COVID-19 in early 2021 and recovered after receiving what he described on the time as an experimental remedy. In January 2022, he introduced he had come down with COVID-19 a second time, amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Mexico.
López Obrador declined to enact obligatory masks mandates and he refused to put on a masks even on the peak of the pandemic until it was completely crucial, as on airline flights. He famously refused to make use of Mexico’s presidential jet, which he not too long ago introduced had been bought to Tajikistan.
Presidential spokesman Jesús Ramírez didn’t instantly reply to a query about whether or not the president would return to Mexico Metropolis aboard a industrial airline flight.
The president mentioned that whereas he stays in isolation, Inside Secretary Adán Augusto López will fill in on the day by day presidential morning information briefings.
That might present a lift for the inside secretary’s flagging marketing campaign to win the presidential nomination of López Obrador’s Morena celebration for the 2024 elections. López, who just isn’t associated to the president, at the moment trails Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum in most polls on the first race.
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