Paraguayan President tests positive for coronavirus | News

Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez confirmed this Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus, when the country registers an increase in infections due to the presence of the Omicron variant.


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The information was confirmed by the Ministry of Health, who indicated that the president has mild symptoms of the disease and will continue in preventive isolation, in accordance with the provisions of the current health protocol.

President Abdo Benítez has been in isolation since last weekend due to close contact with Covid-19 in his family circle.

For this reason, the Paraguayan head of state suspended all his official activities and carried out his agenda virtually.

According to the quarantine protocol in force in the South American country since January 12, 2022, it establishes that any person with a full dose of anticovid vaccines and who has tested positive for the virus must be confined for seven days from the onset of symptoms.

Paraguay registered 5,415 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest number of daily infections since the disease was detected in the country in March 2020.

Health authorities reported the death of 22 people, bringing the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 16,866.

On this day, the Government extended until February 1 the current health measures due to the increase in cases due to the presence of the Omicron variant.