Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will put on a face mask the day there is no longer any corruption in the country, during his morning press conference in Mexico City on Friday.
«I was watching yesterday, I don't know if it's true, that the PAN (National Action Party) already filed a complaint because they want me to wear a mask. I am going to wear a mask, you know when, when there is no corruption, then I will wear a mask, then I will stop talking,» said the president in reference to the announcement by the parliamentary group PAN on Thursday saying they would try to force him to wear a mask.
Federal congressman and PAN member Carlos Castanos Valenzuela said that as a public figure Lopez Obrador should use the mask as he did during his visit to the United States on July 8.
To date, Mexico has recorded 416,179 cases of COVID-19 and 46,000 related deaths, according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University.