He said: “I have been quarantined, following the current treatment plan and following the instructions of my personal doctor.” “I have contacted people I met in the past 48 hours to assess whether they constitute close contact.”
Argentina became the first Latin American country to distribute the Sputnik V vaccine in late December, purchasing up to 25 million doses. The press officer of President Casa Rosada said that Fernández received the first dose of vaccine on January 21 and the second dose in February.
The Gamaleya Institute in Russia has developed the Sputnik V vaccine and has always expressed heartfelt wishes to Fernández and emphasized the high protection of injection against serious diseases.
When Fernandez visited Mexico in late February, he told the press that it was necessary and appropriate for Fernandez to defend his early vaccination, although he admitted that the so-called “VIP vaccination” was carried out under “abnormal circumstances.”
“The Argentine media put Alberto Fernández among the people who received the vaccine inappropriately, but I must get the vaccine because the Argentine media said that the Russian vaccine is not trustworthy. I must appeal to citizens to trust.” He said .
Currently, only 1.5% of the country’s population has been vaccinated, so the Argentine government is still on high alert. Argentina’s national news agency Telam said the country suspended all inbound flights from Brazil, Chile and Mexico last week due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in these countries. Flights from the UK have also been suspended.
As of Sunday, Argentina has confirmed more than 2,383,000 Covid-19 cases, of which 56,106 people have died from the virus.
On Friday, Fernández tweeted his diagnosis on Twitter, urging the country not to relax its vigilance. He wrote: “It is clear that the pandemic has not yet passed and we must continue to take care of ourselves.”
CNNE’s Ana Cucalon is from Atlanta, Claudia Rebaza from CNN in London, Ivan Pérez Sarmienti from Buenos Aires, Jaide Garcia from Bogota and Karol Suarez from Mexico City.