The president, who tweeted from his official Twitter account, said his symptoms were mild and that he was receiving treatment.
Lopez Obrador wrote: “I regret to inform you that I have contracted Covid-19. The symptoms are mild, but I am already receiving medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will move on.”
The president added that he will continue his duties from the presidential palace, which includes a planned phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the topic of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on Monday.
“I will manage all public affairs from the National Palace. For example, I will receive a call tomorrow from President Vladimir Putin, because regardless of friendly relations, there is a possibility that they send us the Sputnik V vaccine,” Lopez Obrador said on Twitter.
He added that Minister of the Interior Dr. Olga Sanchez Cordero would represent him at the daily morning media sessions.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has recorded at least 1,752,347 cases of Covid-19 and 149,084 people have died from the virus in the country.