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Bolivian Interim President Says Tested Positive for Coronavirus

© AP Photo / Juan KaritaBolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez at the presidential palace, in La Paz, Bolivia
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez  at the presidential palace, in La Paz, Bolivia - Sputnik International
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The announcement comes just days after Bolivian Health Minister Eydi Roca tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Bolivian interim president Jeanine Anez has contracted COVID-19, according to a video message she posted on late Thursday.

"The COVID-19 test turned out to be positive. I feel normal and will work in isolation", Anez wrote on her Twitter page.

Bolivia's minister of health, head of the Central Bank and head of the presidential administration have all been diagnosed with coronavirus.

In late June, Bolivia's health minister warned that the coronavirus outbreak in the country had reached the stage of rapid growth after health authorities detected record spikes in new cases.

So far, the country has registered a total of 42,984 cases of coronavirus, including 1,577 fatalities, the Johns Hopkins University count shows.

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