Story By: Amanda Morales, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment a Mexican TV producer gets a tattoo on his arm declaring himself a ‘COVID-19 survivor’ to celebrate his victory over the virus.
Mexican producer Rodrigo Fragoso, 30, travelled to the US city of Miami in late February and started to feel ill several days after returning to his home in the Mexican capital Mexico City, according to news site Infobae.
Fragoso was diagnosed with COVID-19 and decided to spend his quarantine period at home in the company of his partner.
The TV producer claimed that his neighbours grew hostile towards him and even poured bleach outside his door and denied building access to friends bringing round food and supplies.
Fragoso went on to make a full recovery and has returned to carrying out charity work for the Los Buenos Somos Mas association, as seen in one of the photos of him helping out at a food stall for poor people.
The producer told Infobae: “I think everything that happened to me has paid off in the end because even the head of the Mexico City government said that there should be no discrimination surrounding these cases.”
Fragoso, who declares himself a “pro LGBTTTIQ+ activist” on Instagram, decided to get a ‘COVID-19 Survivor’ tattoo on his arm to show that the situation has made him a stronger person.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has reported 370,712 cases of COVID-19 and 41,908 related deaths.
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