Ciudad Juárez, Mexico (KTSM) — The mayor of Juárez, Armando Cabada Alvidrez, has confirmed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The mayor confirmed the positive test in a video that was posted on social media. He said he has not shown any symptoms and will stay in quarantine.
Cabada appeared in a news conference on Tuesday in downtown Juárez where city workers began sanitizing the streets.
On Wednesday, the governor of Chihuahua ordered the mayor of Juárez to stop people from leaving their homes without taking precautions.
“The news of Mayor Cabada’s positive results for COVID-19 is a reminder that we are all susceptible to getting this virus, and I hope and pray he has a healthy recovery. Juárez is our Sister City and I join him in urging residents of our region to abide by all health guidelines, especially with the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday,” said E Paso Mayor Dee Margo.