Mexico president shuns virus test despite infected contact

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he does not plan to get tested for the novel coronavirus, one day after the announcement that a high-ranking member of his administration he’d recently been in contact with was infected.

Zoé Robledo, director of Mexico’s social security system, announced Sunday night that he had tested positive, two days after he appeared with López Obrador at an event in the Tabasco state capital of Villahermosa. The president’s security cabinet had also been present during that eventt

“I’m not going to do the test because I don’t have symptoms,” López Obrador said Monday. “Fortunately, I’m well and take care of myself, keep a safe distance.”

Today, the governor of the state of Guerrero, announced via twitter that he has been infected with coronavirus, so he will have to isolate himself and work from his home.

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