Mexico’s President Andrés López Obrador has COVID-19

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has tested positive for the coronavirus.  

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace in Mexico City in December 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

López Obrador, who is said to have mild symptoms, is currently isolated, but still working, following his diagnosis.

At least two other senior member of his team, Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero and Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, are also awaiting test results.

Mexico is one of the hardest hit countries in the world with almost 150,000 COVID-19 deaths and over 1.7 million infections.

The president’s spokesman, Jesus Ramirez, today announced on Twitter that the nation will receive 24 million doses of Russian’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine although it has not yet been approved for use in the country.