Bolivia's President Anez has tested positive for virus

  • Friday 10, July 2020 07:07 AM
  • Bolivia's President Anez has tested positive for virus
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Bolivia's President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Anez said in a tweet she was "well" and continuing to work while in isolation. "Together, we will come out of this," she said.

The Bolivian government confirmed that at least 7 ministers, including its health minister, had tested positive and were either undergoing treatment or recuperating at home.

Anez said she had conducted a test given that many of her team had fallen ill.

"I feel well, I feel strong, I am going to keep working remotely from my isolation, and I want to thank all the Bolivians who are working to help us in this health crisis," she said.

Bolivia is due to hold general elections on Sept. 6. The elections were originally planned for May but delayed due to the pandemic.