Mexican covid-9 czar Hugo López-Gatell. Photo: Mex Mads

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

Mexico’s official covid prevention czar, Public Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell, said Saturday, Feb. 20, that he had contracted the disease himself.

In a short tweet Saturday morning, López-Gatell said that he had begun to develop symptoms of the virus Friday night, but that they were, so far, not severe.

He was tested Saturday and the results came back positive, he said.

López-Gatell said that he would continue his official duties remotely until he recovers.

…Feb. 20, 2021

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