SANTO DOMINGO.- President Danilo Medina He has been exposed this week on two occasions to officials who the day after being with him have been confirmed as positive of the new Covid-19 coronavirus.
The president has been close with the director of the National Health Service, Chanel Rosa, and with his assistant Robert de la Cruz, and both the following day were diagnosed positive although they were asymptomatic.
He met with Chanel Rosa at the National Palace on Tuesday with the Emergency and Health Management Committee to take stock of the situation of Covid-19 in the country, which in recent weeks has experienced an increase in infections.
Even the national hospital occupation already exceeds 75 percent of the beds available to receive Covid-19 patients and in some cities such as Santiago, the occupation is almost total.
The day after that meeting, the director of the National Health Service announced that the PCR test that had been carried out had given him a positive result, and that he would be confined to his home. Several of his relatives also tested positive.
The following case was with Robert de la Cruz, assistant to President Medina and former candidate for Senator, who rejoined his duties on Wednesday for the reception ceremony at the National Palace from President-elect Luis Abinader.
De la Cruz underwent the PCR test that day as a preventive measure and the next day they delivered the results as positive to Covid-19.
The assistant to the president, who is also asymptomatic, participated in an intense electoral campaign in Higuey and on several occasions he was seen without the use of masks, as he was in the caravan accompanying former presidential candidate Gonzalo Castillo in Higuey.
Palace officials have explained to EL DÍA that the president has been tested on Covid-19 and so far it has been fine, as it is not the first time that President Medina has been exposed in official meetings to officials who later test positive for the virus. .
In all cases, the images released by the National Palace of the meetings in which these officials have participated, have all been seen wearing masks and keeping the recommended physical distance.
— El Día to eldia.com.do