Mexico's 69-year-old President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Sunday announced he had tested positive for Covid-19 for the third time in his life and was therefore returning to the Federal District (DF) to remain in isolation. All his engagements have been canceled until further notice.
It is not serious. My heart is 100 percent, explained López Obrador on Twitter.
AMLO first caught Covid-19 in January 2021 and for the second time in January 2022.
The Mexican Government announced in a statement that the head of state would remain in isolation for several days.
Although it is not serious and his heart is in optimal condition, the president suspended the tour of the Mexican southeast, where he was supervising the progress of the Mayan Train, and returned to Mexico City to remain in isolation, the press release added.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, and Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection Rosa Icela Rodríguez, among other officials, wished the president a speedy recovery.
The Mexican president fell ill for the first time with Covid-19 on January 24, 2021, when he left the then Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, in charge of the Presidency.
Last Friday, AMLO presided over the ceremonies commemorating the 109th Anniversary of the Patriotic Defense of the Port of Veracruz against the US invasion of 1914, in the state of Veracruz.