Argentine leader Alberto Fernandez says tests positive for COVID

Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez attends a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has tested positive for the new coronavirus, is waiting for the result to be confirmed and is in good spirits despite having a light fever, the first-term Peronist leader tweeted on Saturday.

“I am in good physical condition,” the president, who turned 62 on Friday, said in a tweet. He had received Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus early this year.

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