Mexican People Mock Former Government Official After COVID-19 Announcement

Mexican Secretary of the Interior Osorio speaks during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in Washington
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A Mexican politician who previously served as the nation’s secretary of the interior announced that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Rather than finding sympathy, many social media users mocked him and cheered at the diagnosis.

On Thursday night, Senator Miguel Angel Osorio Chong announced on Twitter that he tested positive for the virus and was going to self-quarantine inside his home. Chong served as Secretary of the Interior, the second most powerful official in the nation, during the administration of former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Almost immediately after making his announcement, users on social media began cheering the announcement and mocking the politician. Pena Nieto and his staff have been blamed by current Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for many of the challenges facing the nation.

The latest information from Mexico’s Health Secretariat revealed that Mexico has 20,739 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,972 fatalities. Federal hospitals have only conducted a total of 91,188 tests since the pandemic began in Mexico. As Breitbart Texas reported, the federal figures do not take into account the cases tested at private hospitals and only look at the ones from government-run clinics.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com

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