April 16, 2021

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Alejandro García Padilla tests negative for COVID-19 serological test


Former governor Alejandro García Padilla tested negative for a serological test for COVID-19, reported journalist Alex Delgado on his social networks.

The ex-president took the test after Senator Carmelo Ríos, with whom he shares a radio space on NotiUno 630, announced that he was exposed to a person infected with the coronavirus.

"Last night (Carmelo Ríos) called us to tell us that he tested positive, so Alejandro and I went today early to do the test, both being negative (serological test) ", detailed Delgado, also a colleague of García Padilla in the same radio space, on his Instagram account.

" We did not perform the molecular test because there is a shortage and we we feel good, we do not feel with any symptoms. If it was positive, then it was mandatory to perform PCR or molecular ", he added.

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Bueeeeno… @carmelo_rios you will have to try harder next time, since @agarciapadilla and I gave negative in Covid test Hehehe Just kidding! The truth is that since Carmelo found out that he was exposed in the same space with an infected person, he called us immediately and did not go to the program again. Last night he called us to tell us that he tested positive, so Alejandro and I went early today to get tested, both of which were negative (serological test). We do not perform the molecular because there is a shortage and we feel good, we do not feel with any symptoms. If it had been positive, then it was mandatory to perform PCR or molecular. Thanks to Dr. Rubén Santiago-Lugo and Lcda. Roseanne Amado who, weather permitting, received us at the Caparra Main Laboratory. On Monday they listen to us again in #SinMiedo by @notiuno at 9:00 am … with Carmelo from far away in his house Hehehe … Well, gentlemen, do not lower your guard: mask and constant hand washing.

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Ríos is one of several officials linked to the New Progressive Party who have tested positive for the disease, presumably after all the political activities related to the electoral primaries that have already ended, in which the recommended measures of social distancing were not practiced.

Like Ríos, the president of the Chamber, Carlos "Johnny" Méndez, his vice president, also tested positive. José Torres Zamora, Senator William Villafañe, and the electoral coordinator of Pedro Pierluisi's campaign, Edwin Mundo.

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