Chile leftist presidential candidate Boric tests positive for COVID-19

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Chilean statesmanlike campaigner Gabriel Boric from left-wing 'Apruebo Dignidad' (I Approve Dignity) greets a kid portion gathering with supporters during the commencement of the allowed play for televised electoral propaganda successful Santiago, Chile October 22, 2021. Chileans volition spell to the polls successful the archetypal circular of statesmanlike elections connected November 21, 2021. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/File Photo

SANTIAGO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Chilean statesmanlike campaigner Gabriel Boric, champion for the near and 1 of the apical runners successful pre-election polls, said connected Wednesday helium had tested affirmative for COVID-19 and would self-isolate, little than 3 weeks earlier the Andean state votes.

In a station connected Twitter, center-left erstwhile pupil person Boric, 35, said helium had conscionable received the affirmative trial and called connected his contacts to travel pandemic protocols.

The person of the wide leftist Frente Amplio coalition, which includes the country's Communist Party, had gone into preventive isolation earlier successful the week erstwhile helium posted that helium had a fever, a situation for his squad up of the Nov. 21 vote.

Boric is seen conscionable down ultra-conservative campaigner José Antonio Kast successful predetermination polls, with galore surveys showing the leftist winning a apt second-round run-off successful December.

Chile's statesmanlike election, the archetypal since wide protests successful 2019 rocked the world's apical copper producer, is simply a crossroads for the nation, agelong seen arsenic a harmless harbor for investors, miners and concern successful South America.

Boric's property squad said the campaigner has already received 2 vaccine doses against the microorganism and had been readying to instrumentality a booster shot.

"Let's instrumentality attraction of ourselves and guarantee nary 1 goes without their vaccine," Boric said connected Twitter.

"We volition link to speech astir the changes that we volition beforehand together, and erstwhile the protocols are met I volition beryllium with you again connected the streets. My hugs to each our volunteers who contiguous much than ever pb our campaign."

Reporting by Fabián Andrés Cambero successful Santiago Editing by Natalia Ramos and Matthew Lewis

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