Argentina’s president positive – despite vaccination

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Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has tested positive for the coronavirus, although he was injected with the Russian vaccine Sputnik V weeks ago. The sobering test result came on his 62nd birthday, of all days, the head of state wrote on Twitter that night.

Due to his headache and elevated temperature of 37.3 degrees, he had first undergone an antigen test and after the positive result had gone into quarantine. For confirmation, he said, he had a more accurate PCR test done, the result of which is still pending. Fernández had been vaccinated with the Russian corona vaccine Sputnik V at a clinic in Buenos Aires earlier this year, according to his office. The drug has not yet been approved in Austria or the European Union. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently reviewing an application for approval in the EU.

In Argentina, a good 2.3 million people have so far been shown to be infected with the coronavirus, and more than 56,000 have died in connection with Covid-19. With autumn approaching in the southern hemisphere, the country’s authorities are bracing themselves for the next wave of corona.

— source: orf.at/picture: pixabay.com

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