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Kovid in Mexico: President “very good”, systematic testing not recommended

Kovid in Mexico: President "very good", systematic testing not recommended

The Mexican president said Tuesday he was “well enough” after a second positive test for COVID-19, urging a health official in one country not to test the population. Test systematically. You have a cough or sore throat.

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Andres Manuel Lపెpez Obrador, 68, who received his third AstraZeneca booster dose in early December, said: “I’m fine, we do not need to be hospitalized right now.

“Fortunately, this is a variant that does not have the Delta variant level or the risk level, I’m experimenting with it,” he added in a video message he aired to his daily press conference.

The head of state said his temperature was 36.1 degrees and had some symptoms, including “pain in the body.”

Mr. Lopez Obrador received the backup vaccine on December 7 when he started the third dose for those over 60 years of age. He contracted the disease a year ago.

Its health manager, Hugo Lopez-Gottel, at the same time advised against systematic screening, saying “this could be a problem for the whole world, as the ability to make COVID tests is limited worldwide, not just in Mexico.”

Symptoms of Kovid (cough, sore throat, etc.) may be a sign of “other respiratory diseases,” Lopez-Gottel told a news conference, citing his own example: “I had a cold last week.”

“So instead of rushing to the kiosk to test, you should stay home to avoid infecting others,” he said.

“We need to monitor our health,” he added, referring specifically to the oxygen rate.

Mexico is the fifth most affected country in the world with 300,412 deaths per 4.1 million cases since March 2020, according to official figures.

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After three months of calm and normal life, the infection started again with the now prevalent Omicron variant. A record number of cases were reported in Mexico on Saturday alone (more than 30,000).