At 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the State Government issued the official agenda of President Rubén Rocha Moya for yesterday Wednesday, with a central activity: the signing of the Framework Agreement for Coordination and Collaboration between the Governments of Durango and Sinaloa. It was scheduled for 11:00 am at the National Guard headquarters in Tamazula, Durango, with a face-to-face meeting between the governors of both states.
Three hours later, the Duranguense state president, José Rosas Aispuro, announced on his social networks that he was positive for covid-19 in a test whose result was delivered minutes before publication.
Immediately afterwards, the Sinaloa Social Communication Coordination, led by Adriana Ochoa del Toro, announced the suspension of the act in Tamazula.
It is, namely, the second activity of Rocha that is canceled due to the issue of the pandemic this week, if we take into account that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador would have visited Sinaloa this Saturday if he had not tested positive in the test. applied on Monday.
In the case of Güerito Rosas (the governor of Durango, with deep personal and political roots in Sinaloa), Rocha was saved “by a hair”; otherwise, yesterday he would have faced an enormous risk of contagion.
So far, the fourth pandemic wave has passed by the person of Rubén Rocha Moya. Fortunately, let’s remember that he already contracted the virus twice: once as a senator in July 2020 and another as a pre-candidate for governor in January 2021. Both, before getting vaccinated and without severe health complications.
The fact that the governor of Sinaloa has not suffered a third contagion until today is remarkable if we take into account that the most virulent variant of covid known so far has made a dent in his close team.
So far, six top-level officials are known to have acquired the virus in recent days: first it was the state attorney general, Sara Bruna Quiñónez Estrada; They were followed by the Secretary of Tourism, María del Rosario Torres Noriega; the Secretary of Agriculture, José Jaime Montes Salas; the secretary of Public Education and Culture, Graciela Domínguez Nava; the Secretary of Public Works, José Luis Zavala, and the most recent, the private secretary Alejandro Higuera Osuna.
In his weekly conference on Monday, the governor said that every time a person close to him tests positive, a new PCR test is applied. In all it has been negative.
The truth is that the political class is a sample button of the high levels of contagion that society suffers at this time.
A week ago, the Ministry of Health ordered the application of rapid tests among the deputies of the State Congress. Of 27 who underwent the test, five tested positive: Feliciano Castro, Felícita Pompa, Minerva Vázquez, Almendra Negrete and Jesús Ibarra. Before, the first infected was Cecilia Covarrubias and the day before yesterday Cinthia Valenzuela was added to the list.
The last known case at the time of this writing is that of the municipal president of Ahome, Gerardo Vargas Landeros, who on Tuesday communicated on social networks that he tested positive for covid-19, fortunately without serious symptoms.
Yesterday the Moreno mayor posted a series of recommendations to the population from his isolation at home and shared his occupational gardening therapy; He showed his beautiful clover plant and even offered to give “poditos” to anyone who wants to have one in their home.
The transparency of a politician when making his contagion public speaks of empathy, but above all of his responsibility in alerting those with whom he had contact.