By Daniela Desantis
ASUNCION - Paraguay's President Mario Abdo has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms from the virus, the country's health ministry said in a tweet on Tuesday, as the South American region sees a spike in cases driven by the Omicron variant.
"We inform that the President of the Republic, Mario Abdo, tested positive for COVID-19 today," the ministry said.
"The president has mild symptoms and will continue to maintain preventive isolation in accordance with the provisions of the current health protocols."
(Reporting by Daniela Desantis; Writing by Adam Jourdan)