Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is in good spirits despite a light fever, the first-term Peronist leader said on Saturday.
“I am in good physical condition,” the president, who turned 62 on Friday, said in a tweet. He had received Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus early this year.
“I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, but I am in good spirits,” Fernandez added.
He is in isolation, under COVID-19 protocols, but remains on the job. Argentina’s vice president is the country’s former leader, Cristina Fernandez, who is no relation to the president.