Mexican President López Obrador tests positive for the coronavirus

MEXICO CITY —Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Sunday night that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was experiencing "light" symptoms. But the 67-year-old leader said he would step away from his daily news conferences while being treated for the illness.

López Obrador has frequently played down the severity of the pandemic, and has rarely worn a mask, even as covid-19 has claimed nearly 150,000 lives in Mexico — the fourth-highest total in the...