La Paz, Bolivia:
Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez announced on Thursday that she has examined beneficial for coronavirus.
“I’ve tested beneficial for COVID-19, I am fine, I will get the job done from isolation,” she tweeted.
The 53-calendar year-outdated explained in a online video on Twitter that she would continue being in quarantine for 14 times prior to having an additional take a look at.
Anez becomes the 2nd South American president in a make any difference of days to contract the coronavirus after Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro announced his good consequence on Tuesday.
Yet another superior-position Latin American govt formal to agreement the virus is Venezuela’s Constitutional Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, extensively regarded the next-most strong particular person in the place right after President Nicolas Maduro.
Four members of Anez’s cabinet experienced tested favourable in current days.
“Specified numerous of them tested constructive in excess of the last 7 days, I took the test and I was also favourable,” said Anez.
The interim leader’s sickness will come with Bolivia gearing up for a general election in significantly less than two months, irrespective of being in the center of the coronavirus pandemic.
Anez to begin with opposed the September election but sooner or later relented.
The conservative politician assumed the interim presidency in November following socialist former leader Evo Morales resigned and fled the country next 3 months of unrest about his controversial re-election.
Morales had stood for a opportunity fourth consecutive expression regardless of the constitution limiting a president to two successive mandates.
Although he at first tried to maintain on to ability, he shed the backing of the armed forces following a report by the Organization of American States identified proof of election fraud in his victory.
Anez was 3rd in the last belief poll powering Luis Arce — the candidate for Morales’s Motion for Socialism get together — and centrist previous president Carlos Mesa.
Bolivia, a nation of 11 million, has recorded almost 43,000 coronavirus infections and extra than 1,500 deaths.
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