The governor of Santa Cruz, Alicia Kirchner (74), reported this Wednesday that she was infected with coronavirus. He is without symptoms and in “perfect health”.
“The Government of Santa Cruz reports that, due to close contact, Governor Alicia Kirchner performed a test that yielded a positive result for coronavirus,” it was reported in a statement.
Kirchner will now comply with the mandatory isolation period at the Río Gallegos Residence. Shortly after the news was known, the governor spoke through her Twitter account to reiterate that she is fine.
“Together with my work team I am in permanent contact working for the people of Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz, as I do every day. A hug,” he wrote in another tweet.
Despite this positive, the provincial president said that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will not be applied until the medication receives the corresponding certifications for its use in people over 60 years of age.
The day before, the governor’s office indicated that Governor Kirchner, like other national authorities, such as the President (Alberto Fernández) and the Minister of Health, Ginés González García, awaits the authorization of Sputnik V for those over 60 years of age, something that will happen in the next few days. “
The provincial president changed her mind in the last hours regarding the vaccine: last week she had advanced that the first dose of the drug would be applied this Tuesday, the day of the start of vaccination throughout the country, in a gesture “to generate confidence.” .
That will was made official through a government statement, in which it was stated that Kirchner “highlighted the efforts of the national government and together with his peers, he assumed the commitment to get vaccinated as a sign of confidence towards the vaccine and within the framework of the misinformation campaign that was generated in relation to the vaccine “.