President Alberto Fernández and his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador make up the list of first leaders infected with COVID-19.
President Alberto Fernández, with the confirmation of the contagion with COVID-19, became part of a list of 18 first presidents or prime ministers who were infected with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, but he is the only one that this situation occurs to him after have received both doses of the vaccine against the disease.
The list had been started on March 27 by the British Boris Johnson, a situation that generated a strong international impact because he was one of the world’s leading politicians who resisted applying strong control measures to stop the pandemic.
Although he was hospitalized for several days in intensive care, he recovered days later and, after leaving the hospital, faced confinement and blockades.
Premier Boris Johnson was the first president to be infected.
After that shocking case, according to an investigation carried out by the specialized portal Statista, on April 30, it was followed by the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin; on June 1 Juan Orlando Hernández, from Honduras.
On July 7, the region was shocked because another political leader that resisted the closure of activities and confinements – and that still continues with that position – ended up infected.
It was the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, the one who was infected with COVID-19 and, although he was never hospitalized or required highly complex medical assistance, he remained virally positive for about two weeks.
Bolsonaro remains against the restrictions of the economy, at a time when his country becomes a global focus of COVID.
Days later, on the 9th of that same month, and also in South America, it was the turn of Jeanine Áñez, the first Bolivian president who confirmed that she was infected; He was followed by Alexander Lukashenko, from Belarus, who went through the same situation as of July 28; and later Alejandro Giammattei, from Guatemala.
On October 2, in another event that had a high political impact not only in his country but on a global scale, it was confirmed that Donald Trump, the president of the United States, had fallen ill with coronavirus, just when he had to face the final stretch of a campaign for his re-election, which came with increasingly adverse chances of being able to overcome.
Both his attitude to the pandemic – he even rejected the use of a mask or mask and denied closing the economy – and his own behavior when he fell ill They left him outside the White House.
Donald Trump caught COVID-19 in the middle of the campaign. In the photo, when the chinstrap was removed after being discharged.
On October 25 it was the turn of Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria; on the 24th, that of Andrzej Duda, President of Poland; on November 3, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, from Algeria; on November 16 Ambrose Dlamini, President of Eswatini (former Swaziland); and on November 17 the French Emmanuel Macron, who overcame the disease without too many complications.
Closer to Alberto Fernández’s announcement there was the confirmation of the contagion of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador; Before, on January 13, the same thing happened to Armen Sakissian, the second first president of Armenia who was going through this situation; and on January 11, the coronavirus infection of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, from Portugal, was confirmed.
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