MEXICO – After it became known that Jose Alfonso Suarez, Secretary of Government of Mexico City test positive to COVID-19, the Head of Government of the Mexican capital, Claudia Sheinbaum announced that he will isolate himself, since he had contact with the local official.
“I was with him on Sunday. In accordance with protocol, I will stay home for the next few days until the test is applied again. I am in perfect condition and taking care of everything remotely, “said the mayor on her Twitter account.
Our Government Srio, @ JASRA1ha tested positive for Covid-19, I was with him on Sunday. According to protocol, I will stay home for the next few days, until the test is applied again. I am in perfect condition and attending everything remotely. I connect to conference. https://t.co/KYt22BWohI
– Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein) August 10, 2020
If the contagion is confirmed, Sheinbaum would be the eighth state president of Mexico contracting the disease out of a total of 32.
Before her, the governors of Durango, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas, Hidalgo, Tabasco, Queretaro and Guerrero.
It was this Monday morning that the head of the Government Secretariat, Alfonso Suárez del Real, reported that he tested positive for COVID-19.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
The official asked those who have been with him in recent days to take their precautions.
“I feel good and I have warned everyone I came in contact with to take precautions. I continue to lead all my functions from home ”, he added.
On July 26, the official attended a public event in which he was next to Claudia Sheinbaum, Head of Government and Rosa Icela Rodríguez, who joined the federal Cabinet.
That weekend he carried out activities for the delivery-reception of the position and others that involved meetings with deputies.
In addition, on August 3, it offered a videoconference in which the Undersecretary of Government, Arturo Medina and Pablo Vázquez, of the SSC, were present.
After more than five months of pandemic, Mexico accumulate more than 52,000 dead and 480,000 cases due to the disease, with the majority in the metropolitan area that make up Mexico City and the State of Mexico.