After the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, the Bolivian interim president Jeanine Añez also announced she’s positive to coronavirus.
She is the third Latin American head of state to contract COVID-19, and several other members of her cabinet are also positive to the virus.
On her official Twitter account, president Añez wrote: “Together with my whole team we have been working for Bolivian families all this time. And since the last week many of them tested positive for coronavirus, I had a test and also tested positive. I will be in quarantine for about 14 days until I have a new test to see how I am doing.”
She also added she is feeling well and that she will serve the country and do all her duties from isolation.
Among other Bolivian officials who tested positive for coronavirus are Minister of the Presidency Yerko Núñez Negrette, Health Minister María Eidy Roca, Minister of Mines Jorge Fernando Oropeza, and Gen. Sergio Orellana, the commander of the armed forces.
Latin America is now known as the new epicenter of the pandemic, although it seemed that they are controlling the spread at the beginning.
Brazil and Mexico are the Latin American countries with the highest infection and death rate. Brazil is the second one in the world, right after the USA, the world “leader” in coronavirus deaths and infections.