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Argentine health minister tests COVID-19 positive

 International Desk

 Published: 07:36 PM, 27 February 2021  

Carla Vizzotti

Carla Vizzotti

Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti on Friday said she had tested positive for COVID-19 and entered quarantine.

Carla Vizzotti posted to Twitter, “I want to tell you that I did a swab as part of the procedure required to enter Congress on March 1, and they informed me of the positive result. Therefore, I will be quarantining over the next few days, following the established protocol.”

The pandemic is not over, let us continue to comply with the care guidelines, she added in a second message.

The positive test result came only a week after she took over the Health Ministry on February 20 after her predecessor resigned.

Vizzotti is the third Argentine cabinet minister who has contracted COVID-19, after Minister of Social Development Daniel Arroyo and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Juan Cabandie.