Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, who was vaccinated against Kovid-19, announced on Friday that he tested positive for the virus according to an antigen test.
“At the end of the day (Friday, editor’s note), when I had a 37.3 fever and a mild headache, I was given an antigen test, which resulted in positive results,” Fernandez said on his Twitter account.
He said that he was waiting for the result of a PCR test to confirm whether it was contaminated or not.
The president, who turned 62 this Friday, is in isolation as a precaution and said he is “in good physical condition”.
Fernandez said, “While I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in good spirits.”
The Argentine president received two doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from the Russian laboratory Gamale, the first on 21 January and the second on 11 February, presidential sources told AFP.
Argentina is currently facing the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic. According to official figures, there are more than 2.3 million cases of contamination in this country of 44 million inhabitants and 56,023 deaths are associated with Kovid-19.
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