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Evo Morales tests positive for coronavirus, according to media – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

The former president of Bolivia Evo Morales Ayma tested positive for CoronavirusAccording to the radio station Radio Kawsachun Coca, linked to the leader.

« According to the laboratory analyzes carried out in the last hours, former president Evo Morales Ayma was detected Covid-19« says the statement on the media account on Facebook.

« At present is stable and he is receiving treatment and medical attention « , indicates the text reproduced by the newspapers El Deber, Los Tiempos and Página Siete, among other Bolivian media.

According to media data, the Radio Kawsachun Coca station belongs to the Six Federations of the Cochabambino Tropics, an organization that groups together coca producers and is led by Morales.

On Monday, several media already reported that Morales was admitted to a clinic in Cochabamba, possibly infected with the virus. However The former president described this information as erroneous and attributed it to the « right ».

Earlier this Tuesday, Morales denied that he had contracted the disease: “No, it’s a mistake, I don’t know where they invented, sometimes they kill meThe right speaks of everything; I just had a cough problem, nothing more, ”he said, according to the Erbol and Fides radio stations and the newspapers mentioned.

The Bolivian government had already reported contagion from the Minister of Public Works, Édgar Montaño, the third member of President Luis Arce’s cabinet to contract Covid-19. Montaño joined the cases of the holders of Defense, Edmundo Novillo, and of Foreign Relations, Rogelio Mayta. Novillo’s contagion was announced more than three weeks ago, while Mayta’s was announced on January 4.

Bolivia added since the beginning of the pandemic 175,288 confirmed cases of coronavirus, of which 27,064 were active and 9,415 caused the death of patients, according to the latest balance of the Ministry of Health, published on Monday night.

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