Bolivia's President Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Bolivia's President Anez has tested positive for coronavirus
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Anez said in a tweet she was “well” and continuing to work while in isolation. “Together, we will come out of this,” she saidç APA reports quoting Reuters. 

The Bolivian government confirmed that at least seven ministers, including its health minister, had tested positive and were either undergoing treatment or recuperating at home. 

Anez said she had conducted a test given that many of her team had fallen ill. 

“I feel well, I feel strong, I am going to keep working remotely from my isolation, and I want to thank all the Bolivians who are working to help us in this health crisis,” she said. 

Bolivia is due to hold general elections on Sept. 6. The elections were originally planned for May but delayed due to the pandemic. 

Political turmoil gripped the country last October when a disputed election led to widespread protests that eventually toppled longtime leftist leader Evo Morales. 

Anez, a conservative former senator, assumed the interim president role in the political vacuum and initially said she would not run for full office, but later threw her hat in the ring.

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