Carlos Slim survives a bout of COVIDD-19

Agency Report

Mexican businessman Carlos Slim, the 22nd richest man in the world, has returned home from hospital following a bout of COVID-19.

He is feeling well, his spokesman Arturo Elias said on Saturday.

During the past week, Slim was hospitalised at the National Institute of Nutrition, a public health centre in Mexico City.

Slim’s son, Carlos Slim Domit, revealed on Monday that the telecoms magnate had caught the coronavirus.

He said his dad was making a good recovery from the mild symptoms.

Spokesman Elias, who is also Slim’s son-in-law, said the 81-year-old had returned home on Thursday, and was “very well.”

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Thursday was also Slim’s birthday.

Slim is Mexico’s wealthiest man. His family controls America Movil, the largest telecommunications provider in Latin America, as well as a host of other businesses.

According to Forbes, he is worth $56billion and is now ranked 22nd in the world.