Bolivia's President Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez gives a speech during the celebration of Plurinational State day at Palacio Quemado, in La Paz, on January 22, 2020. (AFP Photo)

The confirmation came a week after 's Health Minister María Eidy Roca said she too had tested positive for the .

Bolivia's President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday that 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 confirmation came a week after 's Health Minister María Eidy Roca said she too had tested positive for the .

The landlocked Andean nation of over 11.5 million people has registered more than 42,000 confirmed cases of the disease and 1,500 deaths and is one of the worst affected countries per capita in the world.

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