Presidential candidate Boric tests positive for coronavirus 18 days after the elections in Chile

The candidate for the presidency of Chile for the I Approve Dignity party, Gabriel Boric, confirmed on Wednesday that he tested positive for coronavirus after testing for symptoms associated with the mid-election campaign and 18 days before the elections Illness were compatible.

Boric reported his positive test this Wednesday in a publication on his Twitter profile, although he had been isolated due to symptoms since Tuesday and said he felt “very frustrated” at being infected “right in the end of the bell” . .

Presidential candidate Boric tests positive for coronavirus 18 days after the elections in Chile
Presidential candidate Boric tests positive for coronavirus 18 days after the elections in Chile

Before confirming the positive result, the candidates who will play the Chilean presidency on November 21 have suspended their campaign files on Wednesday.

Among them, the ruling party Sebastián Sichel, the conservative José Antonio Kast and Marco Enríquez-Ominami have decided to paralyze their agendas and undergo PCR tests because they took part in a forum on SMEs with Boric. The Social Democrat Yasna Provoste, who also attended the event, had decided to wait for the outcome of the left candidate for Approve Dignity.

According to the Chilean media ‘La Tercera’, Provoste, Enríquez-Omani and Sichel have received negative results on their tests while Kast is still waiting to find out their situation, although all candidates have to be quarantined and await instructions from the Ministry of Health to be able to resume campaign activities.

In this context, Health Minister Enrique Paris reminded that a negative PCR test “does not release close contacts of a positive case from quarantine”, as it would.

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