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President of the Mexican Business Council tested positive for coronavirus

Previously, the businessman had reported that two of his relatives were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
Previously, the businessman had reported that two of his relatives were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Antonio del Valle Perochena, President of the Mexican Business Council (CMN), reported through his Twitter account that he tested positive for coronavirus disease. The businessman pointed out that, after having presented some symptoms related to the condition, he decided to perform the test again, which confirmed his contagion.

"After presenting some symptoms, I did the COVID-19 test again, being positive. I continue at home and will attend to the doctor's instructions to comply with the quarantine. ”, The message reads.

The businessman said he would attend to medical indications after being positive for the coronavirus test (Photo: Twitter)
The businessman said he would attend to medical indications after being positive for the coronavirus test (Photo: Twitter)

And it is that on May 13, del Valle Perochena warned that two of his close relatives were infected with COVID-19While his test was negative, however, he said that, as a preventive measure, he would continue to do his work from home.

"Two members of my close family have tested positive for COVID-19. Following the advice of the doctors, they are already in isolation. The rest of the family we did the test, being negative”, Communicated.

With this contagion, the businessman became the first case of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection within the private sector, since no confirmed patient had appeared before the members of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) to which the CMN belongs.

From the Perochena Valley has been at the head of the Mexican Business Council since February 22, 2019, an organization that concentrates around 60 companies that contribute more than 25% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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The current government, headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has been characterized by having friction with the business sector (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The current government, headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has been characterized by having friction with the business sector (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

He studied a degree in business administration at the Anahuac University and specialized in Senior Management at the Pan-American Institute for Senior Business Management (IPADE), in addition, he has a postgraduate degree in Literature from the Iberoamerican University.

As part of the most important actions that the entrepreneur has carried out at the head of the business organization, the agreement reached by him with the IDB Invest to launch a credit program for up to $ 12 million that would benefit around 30,000 micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Mexico.

This initiative arose to face the economic crisis derived from the expansion of the coronavirus in the country, since thousands of people they have had to close their businesses to prevent the disease from spreading rapidly and this has an impact on the saturation of hospitals.

“The mobilization of resources, through loans and guarantees, is essential to get more financing available for MSMEs, generating a greater impact on the economic and social development of the country"IDB Invest and the CMN detailed in a statement last April.

In Mexico, 6,510 people have died from coronavirus, as reported by the SSa (Photo: REUTERS / Daniel Becerril)
In Mexico, 6,510 people have died from coronavirus, as reported by the SSa (Photo: REUTERS / Daniel Becerril)

Del Valle Perochena assured that it was an effort to strengthen MSMEs to overcome the economic situation of COVID-19 and explained that IDB Invest is the arm of the Inter-American Development Bank focused on promoting the economy in Latin America through the Private Initiative.

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The confirmation of the employer's illness adds to the 59,567 accumulated positive cases reported by the Ministry of Health (SSa) on Thursday afternoon. As part of the daily report on the progress of the coronavirus in the country, the agency announced that they have died 6,510 people for said condition.

The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, He reported that there are 108,980 negative cases and 33,291 are suspect, out of a total of 201,838 tests carried out.

Regarding the register of accumulated deaths, the entities with the highest figures are, in descending order, Mexico City, Baja California, and the State of Mexico. By contrast, Zacatecas, Durango, and Colima, are the three with the lowest number of deaths.

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