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ARGENTINA | 03-09-2020 19:29

Patricia Bullrich tests positive for coronavirus

Former security minister and leader of PRO party confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19. She is receiving medical attention at the Azcuénaga branch of Medicus healthcare firm.

The list of high-profile political names succumbing to coronavirus continues to grow – on Wednesday Patricia Bullrich, the former Security minister who chairs ex-president Mauricio Macri’s centre-right PRO party, admitted she had tested positive.

In a post on her Twitter account, Bullrich said she had tested positive for Covid-19 at the Azcuénaga branch of Medicus healthcare firm, where she remains under observation for "health protocol reasons" because "I feel fine." 

"I’m the kind of person who goes out to do their shopping around the neighbourhood and I must have picked it up there,” she explained.

"A ton of people are calling me up, thanks so much for this support," concluded Bullrich in her social network video.

Not everybody accepted her neighbourhood shopping explanation with some voices pointing to her participation in protest marches even though she remained in her car during the biggest on August 17 (of which she was a prime organiser) while photos of Bullrich heading another mass rally show her in a face-mask. 

– TIMES

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