Anders Manuel López Obrador has shown mild symptoms of coronary heart disease and according to local media reports he is receiving medical treatment at his home
Mexican President Anders Manuel López Obrador // Photo: Reuters
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has contracted coronary heart disease and is suffering from mild symptoms, the country's media reported Monday night.
The 67-year-old Obrador told his country's media: "I am as optimistic as ever."
The presidency said it was being treated at the presidential residence.
The president even announced that the interior minister would hold the daily press conference in his absence.
"Fortunately, the president is in a stable state at the moment and is being cared for by a team of experts around the clock," Jose Luis Almonia Routre, a senior Mexican Ministry of Health official, said during a news conference in New Mexico.
Obrador caused a stir in his country when he refused to wear a mask, despite the fact that Mexico has become one of the countries hardest hit by the corona plague in the Americas.
Nearly 150,000 died of coronary heart disease in the country and hospitals in some counties have reached the limit of their absorption capacity, due to the influx of patients in need of hospitalization.
In the past day, more than 500 deaths from the corona virus have been recorded in Mexico, and in the day before, more than 1,200 died.
The Mexican government hopes to close a huge deal with Russia in the coming days for the supply of more than 12 million Sputnik 5 vaccines that will be delivered to the country by the end of March.
The President of Mexico has joined a long line of world leaders infected with the Corona virus, including US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French President Emmanuel Macron.