(Bloomberg) -- The chairman of Mexico’s stock exchange, Jaime Ruiz Sacristan, has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the first known high-profile Mexican executive to contract the fast-spreading disease.
Ruiz Sacristan will work from home for two weeks following a doctor’s instructions, the stock exchange said in a release. He received the positive test result on Thursday and has had no symptoms, according to the statement.
The chairman of the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores flew back from the U.S. this week to attend an annual banking convention in the port of Acapulco, but didn’t end up going to the event, Reforma newspaper reported. Hundreds of executives and corporate top brass gather at the event to talk economy and outlook.
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As coronavirus keeps infecting tens of thousands of people around the world, Mexico has said it’s not yet necessary to halt flights. Some private and public universities have canceled classes. Health officials have said that the number of cases in Mexico will ramp up in two weeks. It currently has 15 cases confirmed nationwide.
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