Argentina’s president tests positive for Covid-19 after vaccination

Argentine President Elect Alberto Fernández speaks as he presents his cabinet in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez, who has been vaccinated against Covid-19, announced late Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“At the end of today, after presenting a fever of 37.3 (99 Fahrenheit) and a slight headache, I performed an antigen test, which was positive,” he tweeted.

A PCR test later confirmed the diagnosis.

The president, who turned 62 on Friday, was in isolation as a precaution but said he was “physically well.”

“Although I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in good spirits,” he said.

On Saturday he told Radio 750 that he has “no idea how I got infected.”

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