COVID-19: Despite Being Vaccinated, Argentina’s President, Alberto Fernandez, Contracts Virus

by on April 4, 2021

President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, who has been vaccinated against Covid-19, has tested positive for the virus.

“At the end of today, after presenting a fever of 37.3 (99 Fahrenheit) and a slight headache, I performed an antigen test, which was positive,” he announced late Friday in a tweet.

A Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test later confirmed the diagnosis.

Fernandez, who turned 62 on Friday, was in isolation as a precaution but said he was “physically well.”

He said, “Although I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in good spirits.”

“I have no idea how I got infected,” he told Radio 750 on Saturday.

He said, “I am someone who takes very good care of myself. If it were not for the vaccine, I would be having a very bad time.”

AFP quoted sources in the presidency as saying the president was inoculated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and had his second shot on February 11.

The South American country is facing a second wave of the coronavirus with a sustained rise in cases. 

The country of 45 million inhabitants has recorded more than 2.3 million infections and over 56,000 deaths from Covid-19.

No fewer than 4.1 million people there had been vaccinated as of Saturday.

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