Argentina’s president enters self-isolation as preventive measure against Covid-19
Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez is self-isolating from Wednesday at his official residence Quinta de Olivos, according to a statement released by the Casa Rosada, seat of executive power in the country.
The measure was recommended by Dr. Federico Saavedra from Argentina’s Presidential Medical Unit.
According to a statement released by Saavedra, Fernandez will “continue to carry out his usual tasks in his residence and to restrict as much as possible interpersonal contact.”
Face-to-face meetings will only be held if they are matters of vital importance.
As part of the isolation measures Fernandez will not travel to the port city of Rosario to attend celebrations marking the Day of the Flag, a traditional Argentinian holiday.
Several Argentinian politicians have tested positive for coronavirus, including several mayors who were supposed to meet Fernandez last week.
Argentina currently has more than 35,500 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 913 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.