Governor Axel Kicillof announced that he tested positive for COVID-19

Axel Kicillo

Days after meeting with the president Alberto Fernandez in Casa Rosada, the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillo, reported this Saturday night that he was infected with coronavirus. He clarified that his health is without complications and that he is complying with the isolation with his family.

“Today I took the COVID test and it was positive. I feel good and together with my family I began the corresponding period of isolation. It is very important that we complete schedules and continue to move forward with vaccination. Let’s keep taking care of ourselves,” wrote the Buenos Aires president himself on his official Twitter account.

According to what they specified Infobae sources close to the official, he is installed in the town of Chapadmalal, in the district of General Pueyrredón, where he must remain until he receives medical discharge. Although this Saturday he did not have any official activity, he decided to swab himself for being a close contact of a positive case.

On Friday, Kicillof led new meetings with businessmen of activities related to tourism in the municipalities of Villa companion Y General Madariaga, together with its Minister of Production, Science and Technological Innovation, Augusto Costa.

The governor himself confirmed that he has coronavirus
The governor himself confirmed that he has coronavirus

The Buenos Aires Minister of Security also participated in these activities, Sergio Berni; the Provincial Undersecretary of Tourism, Soledad Martinez; the mayors of both parties, Gustavo Barrera Y Stephen Santoro, respectively, as well as the communal chief of La Costa, Cristian Cardozo.

“We are visiting tourist destinations to assess the results of a season that seemed complicated due to the pandemic., but that is reaching record levels after the implementation of economic and sanitary measures”, highlighted the governor after visiting some local companies.

In the morning, the provincial president visited the Alfajores Amalfi cafeteria in Villa Gesell, where he spoke with its owners and with gastronomic and hotel representatives. He then toured different locations on Avenida 3, where he spoke with merchants about the results of the first half of January and the implementation of discount programs and promotions offered by the Banco Provincia virtual wallet, Cuenta DNI.

At noon, he held another meeting with tourist providers at the Municipal Palace of General Madariaga, and learned about the La Invernada project, a 24-hectare centenary ranch that has a colonial-style castle, where it is planned to set up a cultural proposal that complements the tourist offer.

“We are going to promote structural reforms to support and strengthen all programs for the promotion and dissemination of tourism and culture, two very important activities for job creation in the Province,” he said after the work day.

In recent days the governor was with the President
In recent days the governor was with the President

Last Monday, Kicillof was received by President Alberto Fernández in his office at the Casa Rosada, with whom he reviewed various aspects of management in the most populous district in Argentina and They addressed, among other topics, the economic situation and the health situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

“With great responsibility, the President and the minister are carrying out a very difficult negotiation. The IMF has screwed up horribly by lending to a government that irresponsibly, as the Fund’s self-criticism says, lent it based on something that the Macri government proposed, which was to let capital out. I am worried that the ones who generated this problem are the good guys in the movie. We are trying to solve it. They ask for conditions after having made such a mess and they should come to ask how they can collaborate”, he commented after the meeting.

The third wave of coronavirus in the country continues unstoppable. Recently, Alberto Fernández also remained confined for three days in the presidential residence, although fulfilling a reduced schedule of activities, after a girl who works in the Quinta de Olivos became infected.

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Saturday, January 22, that, in the last 24 hours, 142 deaths and 98,146 new COVID infections were recorded. In this way, the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic amounted to 7,792,652, while deaths total 119,103.


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