Ricardo Salinas Pliego tested positive for COVID-19. Through his Twitter account, the Mexican businessman who owns Grupo Salinas said that he "feels good" and called for people not to be afraid and to say that "Mexico cannot be stopped."
The businessman posted his current state of health in four points. “You have to be brave and understand that we are ALL going to get COVID… with or without a vaccine, don't be afraid,” he wrote on the social network.
This is the second time that the owner of Televisión Azteca, Banco Azteca and Elektra stores has contracted the disease, the first time was in October 2020, when he also stated that there is no need to be afraid, because we are all going to get it .
Salinas is one of the businessmen who has expressed his disagreement with the stoppages in the economy that have led to the closure of businesses. He was also criticized for keeping Elektra units open during the toughest months of the pandemic, in 2020.
Until yesterday, after the announcement of the sale of CitiBanamex's consumer banking operations, Salinas Pliego was the first to raise his hand, asking his team to analyze the convenience of acquiring the assets for sale.