Secretary of the Navy Rafael Ojeda, positive for Covid-19

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Secretary of the Navy Rafael Ojeda, positive for Covid-19


Ostuacán, Chis./Mexico City. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Secretary of the Navy (Semar), Admiral Rafael Ojeda Durán, has Covid-19.


The head of Semar, Admiral Rafael Ojeda, during a morning presidential conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, on April 24, 2020. Photo Yazmín Ortega


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Semar’s head, Admiral Rafael Ojeda, during a morning presidential conference at the National Palace, in Mexico City, on April 24, 2020. Photo Yazmín Ortega


He pointed out that for that reason he did not accompany him today to the technical visit he made to the Peñitas dam.

“This time he is not accompanying us because he is affected by the Covid. Fortunately it is fine; that is why the person in charge of all the dredging actions of the Secretariat of the Navy is here, Rear Admiral Ángel Julián Melo Moya, deputy general director of works and dredging ”.

Ojeda reported hours later that he is quarantined at his home and is asymptomatic.

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Through a message on his Twitter account, he reported: “I share with you that from now on I will be in isolation for testing positive for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and will continue to work from home, following medical indications and supporting myself in the Senior Navy Officials to give continuity to our work. “

Sources from the Semar indicated that according to the Organic Law of the Navy, the secretary will rely on the undersecretary, the chief of the General Staff, the senior officer, the inspector and the comptroller to lead the unit.

The secretary was reviewed by Naval Health personnel, who confirmed the contagion and assured that so far he does not present any symptoms of the disease.

I share with you that from now on I will be in isolation for testing positive for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and I will continue working from home following medical indications and relying on the Senior Marine Officials to continue our work.

– Rafael Ojeda (@AlmiranteSrio) October 18, 2020



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