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Coronavirus hits Bolivia, President Anez, 7 ministers take a look at constructive

President Jeanine Anez of Bolivia asserting her coronavirus standing on Thursday

Bolivia’s President Jeanine Anez mentioned on Thursday she has examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.

Not less than seven ministers, together with its well being minister, have additionally examined constructive and have been both present process remedy or recuperating at dwelling.

Anez mentioned in a tweet she was “nicely” and persevering with to work whereas in isolation. “Collectively, we are going to come out of this,” she mentioned.

She mentioned she took a take a look at after a lot of her crew fell ailing.

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“I really feel nicely, I really feel sturdy, I’m going to maintain working remotely from my isolation, and I wish to thank all of the Bolivians who’re working to assist us on this well being disaster,” she mentioned.

Bolivia is because of maintain normal elections on Sept. 6. The elections have been initially deliberate for Could however delayed because of the pandemic.

Political turmoil gripped the nation final October when a disputed election led to widespread protests that finally toppled longtime leftist chief Evo Morales.

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Anez, a conservative former senator, assumed the interim president function within the political vacuum and initially mentioned she wouldn’t run for full workplace, however later threw her hat within the ring.

Rival candidate and former President Jorge Tuto Quiroga, who’s working once more, mentioned it was “indispensable” for Anez to be in full well being and dealing in direction of the democratic transition.

Different leaders all over the world even have contracted the virus.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, spent three days in intensive care sick with COVID-19, the respiratory illness brought on by the novel coronavirus, whereas Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Wednesday he had examined constructive.

Bolivia, a landlocked Andean nation of over 11.5 million folks has registered greater than 42,000 confirmed instances of the illness and 1,500 deaths.

It is among the worst affected international locations per capita on the earth.

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