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Tamaulipas governor tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Francisco Cabeza De Vaca says people have relaxed their safety measures, therefore the cases of positives continue to increase at an alarming rate.
Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 2:44 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - A Mexican governor reveals he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Tamaulipas Governor Francisco Cabeza de Vaca revealed on social media Thursday he had tested positive for COVID-19.

He is the fourth state leader in the country to be infected by the new coronavirus.

Hours before, he released a video explaining the grim reality facing his state, especially our sister city of Nuevo Laredo due to COVID-19.

“I am here to inform you I have tested positive for COVID-19.”

On his social media page, Governor Francisco Cabeza de Vaca confirmed the news.

He says he will be working from home and following all the guidelines from their secretary of health.

Just the day before, through a video release, he spoke about the spike in cases and the cause behind it.

“Let me tell you, society has relaxed their efforts, therefore increasing the number of positive cases.”

Cabeza de Vaca also spoke about the lack of resources at hospitals.

“We are very close in declaring zero number of available hospital beds and ventilators for COVID-19 patients.”

This includes the city of Nuevo Laredo, which led him to give this stern and direct message to his constituents.

“Stop the parties, the reunions and the mass social gatherings.”

In the end, he urges residents to take the virus seriously.

“The pandemic is not a myth, it’s a sad reality.”

At this time, Nuevo Laredo is the third city in Tamaulipas with the most COVID-19 cases.

Down south in Reynosa, there are currently more than 160 deaths reported due to the virus.

Officials say the number of deaths are expected to keep on rising.

At this time, Mexico has reported more than 230,000 positive cases of COVID-19.

Sadly more than 28,000 people have died due to the virus.

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