Bolivia President Jeanine Añez tests positive for coronavirus

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Añez on Friday said that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. In a video message on Twitter, she said that she will remain in quarantine for 14 days, adding, "Together, we will come out of this."

10th July 2020 | 01:32 PM (IST)
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Days after Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus, President of another Latin American nation Jeanine Anez of Bolivia-has reported that she has tested positive for the infection.

Anez, the interim president of her country, put out a tweet in such manner, educating that she will continue to work from Isolation. In a video message attached to the tweet, she said that she will stay in isolation for 14 days and step through another test after that.

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Notably, in recent days, four individuals from her bureau had tested positive, after which, she said in her video message, she also stepped through the exam for COVID-19 and turned out positive.

Her sickness comes amid Bolivia preparing for a general political decision in under two months, despite the furious Coronavirus Pandemic. Up to this point, the nation, which has a population of 11 million (1.1 crores), has recorded an aggregate of about 43,000 positive cases including more than 1,500 passing.

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The 53-year-old Anez assumed interim presidency November after then-occupant Evo Morales surrendered and fled the nation following three weeks of distress over his disputable re-appointment.

Morales had represented an expected fourth continuous term despite the constitution constraining a President to two progressive orders.

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10th July 2020 | 01:32 PM (IST)
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