Argentine leader Alberto Fernandez says tests positive for coronavirus

National Flag Day event in Iguala

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez attends the National Flag Day event at the Museum of the National Flag in Iguala, Guerrero State, Mexico February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Romero

BUENOS AIRES — Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has tested positive for the new coronavirus, and is in good spirits despite having a light fever, the first-term Peronist leader tweeted on Saturday.

“I am in good physical condition,” the president, who turned 62 on Friday, said in a tweet. He had received Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus early this year.


Fernandez said he is waiting for the result to be confirmed.

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