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Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19

Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19
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Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19,” López Obrador tweeted. “The symptoms are mild but I am already under medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will all move forward."  

López Obrador confirmed that he will continue working following the diagnosis, including taking a call with Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinHow to think about Russia Do Biden's 'tough new sanctions' give Putin Nord Stream 2? Russia vows retaliation for new US sanctions: 'We do not intend to put up with this' MORE on Monday about obtaining doses of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. 

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The vaccine has not been approved for use in Mexico, according to The Associated Press. The country has been distributing the Pfizer vaccine. 

A slate of world leaders has tested positive for COVID-19 amid the ongoing pandemic, including former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Monaco’s Prince Albert II.

Mexico has reported a surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the fall and winter, with more than 1.7 million coronavirus cases across the country. Mexico reported 20,057 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, as well as 1,470 fatalities.