López Obrador Contracts Covid-19 for Third Time

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Google


Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced late Sunday, April 23, that he had contracted covid-19 for the third time.

AMLO, who once described the pandemic as “a ring on his finger,” which roughly translates to “manna from heaven,” reported Sunday that he had once again tested positive for the coronavirus via Twitter from the Yucatan, where he was on tour, adding that he had been flown back to Mexico City where he would quarantine himself for a few days.

The president said that during his confinement, the daily morning conferences would be led by Mexican Secretary of the Interior Adán Augusto López Hernández.

Earlier in the day, various media outlets in the Yucatan capital of Mérida had reported that the president had fainted and was ill and would be flown back to Mexico City for treatment.

Just minutes before López Obrador tweeted about his condition, the president’s press office issued a statement saying that those media claims were false and that AMLO was in perfect health.

AMLO, who has throughout the entire pandemic refused to wear a face covering, first contracted covid in January 2021, and his second infection was in January 2022.

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