Former Governor Javier Duarte is quarantined after receiving sight of a person with COVID

Javier Duarte de Ochoa, former governor of Veracruz, remains in quarantine after receiving the sight of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Federal sources confirmed that the person who visited him is part of the list of 10 family members and friends authorized to enter the North Prison to visit the ex-president from Veracruz.

After going to see the former governor, the visit informed him that he began with symptoms of COVID-19 and was positive.

The sources consulted reported that by protocol, Duarte will remain isolated for 14 days, although a rapid COVID-19 test has already been carried out in which it was negative.

Duarte will also undergo a PCR test to confirm the result and so far he does not have symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Duarte was sentenced in 2018 for conspiracy and money laundering after he requested an abbreviated procedure in which he pleaded guilty to both crimes.

As a result, he was sentenced to nine years in prison, to pay a fine of 58,000 pesos and the confiscation of 50 assets that were supposedly the product of the diversion of resources that the FGR imputed to him during his administration in Veracruz.

By law and due to the time he has spent in prison, the former governor of Veracruz has the possibility of requesting his early release.

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