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Bolivia's President Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

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

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Published July 10,2020
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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)

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 Bolivia's Health Minister María Eidy Roca said she too had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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.