Bolivian President Anez Says she has Recovered from Coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Bolivia’s Interim Jeanine Anez attends a ceremony at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia March 13, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado/File Photo

Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez said on Tuesday she had recovered from the coronavirus and returned to work.

“Thank you with all my heart for the love and support during my coronavirus illness,” Anez said in a tweet. “Bolivians are a great family. We will move forward.”

Anez, 52, a conservative former senator who assumed the presidency last November after the resignation of leftist Evo Morales, said on July 9 that she tested positive for the coronavirus and would remain isolated in the presidential residence.

Several Bolivian government officials, including the health minister, have tested positive for the virus. The South American country has recorded 69,429 cases and 2,583 associated deaths, according to the most recent government data.

Anez is a candidate in Bolivia’s upcoming presidential election that has been pushed back to Oct. 18 as the country struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.

SOURCE: Reuters