Juanma Moreno. File photograph / EFE

Junta's head resumes public duties after beating Covid

The president of the Junta de Andalucía self-isolated at home after testing positive for the coronavirus on 27 May

JOSÉ LUIS PIEDRA

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has resumed his public duties this Monday, 7 June, after overcoming the coronavirus. He had been self-isolating at his home since 27 May, when he tested positive after having had close contact with another infected person.

Moreno, who has beaten the virus with «mild» symptoms of the disease, will return to face-to-face meetings and launch a new hospital project in Seville, followed by a reception ceremony at the Palacio de San Telmo in the city.

The Andalusian regional government's head continued to work from his home during his isolation. Last week, he presided over a meeting of the Junta's committee of coronavirus experts via a video conference call.

Moreno, said he regretted having been infected by Covid-19 just ahead of having the vaccine that, due to his age, he was to receive this month. He also thanked the public for the messages of encouragement and support he received and said, «I have continued working for Andalucía and the Andalusians, and always will.».