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Argentine President Tests Positive For Covid-19

 

The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, who has been vaccinated against COVID-19, on Friday announced that he has tested positive for the virus.

“At the end of today, after presenting a fever of 37.3 and a slight headache, I performed an antigen test, which was positive,” he tweeted, adding he was waiting for the results of a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis.

Fernandez, who marked his 62 birthday on Friday was in isolation as a precaution but said he was “physically well.”

“Although I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in good spirits,” he said.

The Argentina President was vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and had his second shot on February 11, sources in the presidency told Nigeria News.

Argentina is facing a second wave of coronavirus with a sustained rise in cases.

The South American country of 44 million inhabitants has recorded more than 2.3 million infections and over 55,000 deaths from Covid-19.