The 67-year-old chief seems in a video message from the Nationwide Palace to allay considerations about his situation.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stated he was hopeful that he was by means of the worst of his coronavirus an infection as he reappeared in a video message to the nation.
“I nonetheless have COVID however the medical doctors already inform me that the important part is passing,” stated the 67-year-old chief from the Nationwide Palace, the place he has his workplace and official residence.
“Now, I current myself to you in order that there are not any rumours,” he added within the video posted on social media on Friday.
“I’m high quality though I nonetheless should relaxation,” he stated in a gentle voice.
Wearing a swimsuit, tie and overcoat – however with no face masks – he’s seen strolling and speaking for round 13 minutes by means of the Nationwide Palace.
Lopez Obrador stated that whereas in isolation he continues to work particularly on efforts to safe extra vaccines for Mexico, which has one of many world’s highest COVID-19 demise tolls at greater than 156,000.
The nation started a mass immunisation programme on December 24 however like many countries, it’s struggling to accumulate sufficient doses.
Lopez Obrador stated Mexico anticipated to obtain six million doses from varied producers in February and 12 million in March, by when it hopes to have given a primary shot to all older adults.
Historical past of coronary heart issues
The left-wing populist, who has a historical past of coronary heart issues and hypertension, introduced Sunday that he was present process remedy for COVID-19 however had delicate signs.
He joins different world leaders who’ve caught the virus, together with former US President Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron.
The well being ministry reported on Wednesday that Lopez Obrador had skilled transient episodes of low-grade fever and a slight headache.
The Mexican chief has refused to put on a masks besides on uncommon events in the course of the pandemic.
He was accused by critics of downplaying the dangers of the virus early within the disaster and of being gradual to impose a lockdown.
Each new coronavirus infections and deaths have set every day data this month, leaving hospitals overwhelmed, notably in Mexico Metropolis, which has been in a state of most alert since mid-December.