Uruguayan President Pou tests positive for Covid

8 June 2022, 12:06 pm

Taking off his mask that he uses to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou arrives for a press conference at the Executive Tower in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou announced that he tested positive for Covid-19 and cancelled his trip to the ninth ongoing Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.

In a tweet late Monday, the President said: Due to the trip tomorrow to the Summit of the Americas in the US, I had a PCR today. The result of it was that I am positive for Covid-19.

As a result of this situation, I must cancel all activities for the next few days.