Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Sunday that he had been infected with the coronavirus and was undergoing “medical treatment” for what he described as mild symptoms, reported The New York Times.
On Monday AMLO will speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the possibility of acquiring batches of the Sputnik V vaccine.
While Mexico’s President is already being treated, many Mexicans are struggling to get medical care, reports The New York Times. The country’s hospitals are overrun, it says, and close to 90% percent of beds in Mexico City are occupied. Currently, Mexico has the fourth-highest global death toll with nearly 150,000 deaths due to COVID-19.