Hugo López-Gatell, strategist against COVID-19 in Mexico, has a “cold and cough,” says AMLO

AMLO asks not to generate speculation about the health of Hugo López-Gatell.

AMLO asks not to generate speculation about the health of Hugo López-Gatell.

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It is his second morning conference in 2022, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced that Hugo López-Gatell, in charge of the strategy against COVID-19 in Mexico, did not go to the National Palace to give his report in the section called “The Pulse of Health” every Tuesday, because he felt “a little bad”.

“Hugo is not here now, because you feel a little bad and we want you to rest, that he is well, we wish him because he is a public servant of the first order who has helped us a lot “,

The Mexican president specified that the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion of Mexico, Hugo López-Gatell, was given a break because he had a “cold and cough” and asked public opinion not to generate speculation in this regard.

“It’s nothing serious, it’s a flu, no, It is a cold, a cough, and afterwards you will know what you have so that there are no speculations, in any case there will be, because life would be very boring without that kind of comments “

The health status of Hugo López-Gatell arises in a scenario where Mexico is presenting a new wave of infections due to the arrival of the Omicron variant in the country.

According to the Ministry of Health, Mexico registered 37 new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday to reach 299,581 deaths and 2,877 new infections for a total of 3,993,464.

With these accumulated figures of deaths and infections, Mexico remains the fifth country with the most deaths from COVID-19, behind the United States, Brazil, India and Russia and is the sixteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the count of the Johns Hopkins University.

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