Argentine President Tests Positive For COVID-19.
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez disclosed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Despite been vaccinated against COVID-19.
“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 that he was waiting for the results of a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis.
The 62 years old president, was in isolation as a precaution but he claimed to be “physically well.”
He added that, “Although I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in good spirits”.
Fernandez was inculcated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and had his second shot on February 11.
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 COVID19.
The President of Argentina officially known as the President of the Argentine Nation is both head of state and head of government of Argentina. Under the national Constitution, the President is also the chief executive of the federal government and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Through Argentine history, the office of the Head of State has undergone many changes, both in its title as in its features and powers. Current President was sworn into office on 10 December 2019. He succeeded Mauricio Macri.
The Argentine’s constitution, along with several constitutional amendments, establishes the requirements, powers, and responsibilities of the president and term of office and the method of election.