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Mario Villanueva, former governor of Quintana Roo, tests positive for COVID

The former governor of Quintana Roo, Mario Villanueva, fell ill with COVID-19 and has been transferred to a hospital in Chetumal.

The former state president has been serving his sentence under the house arrest scheme since June 10.

In a brief interview, Villanueva Madrid confirmed that he has presented symptoms of coronavirus, that a basic test was performed, the results of which were positive.

Until this Friday morning, the National Guard that is keeping him in custody, refused to allow him to leave home to go to a hospital, arguing that he could escape.

However, after insisting and making his situation public, he was finally transferred at 1:30 p.m. today, to a hospital, to carry out studies and provide him with care, since it brings together elements that place him in a vulnerable situation, such as respiratory conditions (lung weakness), thyroid, suffers from high blood pressure, artorisus and his 72 years of age.

“They already take me to do the CT scan recommended by pulmonologists and lung X-rays,” he said.

Despite being under house arrest, Villanueva Madrid can legally leave his home and be transferred to a hospital, when an emergency medical situation arises.