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Bolivian leader tests positive

Bolivia’s interim president has tested positive for the virus. In a video posted on Twitter, Jeanine Anez said she felt well and strong but would remain in quarantine for two weeks.

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.

The country has more than 42,000 confirmed cases and 1,500 deaths -which makes it one of the worst affected countries per capita in the world.

Anez the second leader in South America to contract the virus, after Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro.