New Delhi: Days after Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus, President of another Latin American country-Jeanine Anez of Bolivia-has announced that she has tested positive for the infection. Also Read - Coronavirus in Karnataka: Private Medical Establishments Allowed to Set up COVID Care Centres With Hotels
Anez, the interim president of her country, put out a tweet in this regard, informing that she will continue to work from isolation. In a video message attached to the tweet, she said that she will remain in quarantine for 14 days and take another test after that. Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Total COVID Cases Cross 2.25 Lakh-mark, 219 Fresh Deaths
Notably, in recent days, four members of her cabinet had tested positive, after which, she said in her video message, she too took test for COVID-19 and turned out positive.
Her illness comes amid Bolivia gearing up for a general election in less than two months, despite the raging coronavirus pandemic. Thus far, the country, which has a population of 11 million (1.1 crore), has recorded a total of nearly 43,000 positive cases including over 1,500 deaths.
The 53-year-old Anez assumed interim presidency November after then-incumbent Evo Morales resigned and fled the country following three weeks of unrest over his controversial re-election.
Morales had stood for a potential fourth consecutive term despite the constitution limiting a President to two successive mandates.
(With agency inputs)