Right here is extra on these two high politicians in Latin America testing constructive for coronavirus: Venezuela’s second-most highly effective man and Bolivia’s interim president have each introduced they’ve examined constructive for Covid-19 – the newest high Latin American politicians to fall sufferer to a pandemic that has claimed greater than 120,000 lives within the area.
Diosdado Cabello, Venezuela’s quantity two official, introduced his prognosis on social media on Thursday night and stated he was in self-isolation.
“We are going to prevail!!” the highly-influential Chavista tweeted:
Jeanine Añez, Bolivia’s right-wing interim chief, stated she had acquired the identical prognosis.
“I’ve examined constructive for Covid-19,” tweeted Añez, who took energy after Evo Morales was pressured from the nation final yr. “I’m OK, I’ll work in isolation. Collectively, we are going to get by means of this.”
The information comes after Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, introduced on Tuesday that he had examined constructive for coronavirus.
Cabello’s announcement got here amid rising concern over Covid-19’s advance in Venezuela and the potential for its already collapsed well being service to be overwhelmed by the pandemic.
Venezuela’s official Covid-19 figures – which many query – have to date been far decrease than these of different nations within the area. Whereas Brazil has recorded greater than 68,000 deaths,Venezuelahas formally suffered simply 75.Venezuela has registered eight,010 confirmed circumstances whereas in Brazil there have been a minimum of 1.7 million.
However on Wednesday, Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, warned the South American nation was now witnessing the “actual outbreak”.
One other high Chavista official, the governor of the western state of Zulia, additionally confirmed he had examined constructive on Thursday night time. “We’re in battle and steady,” Omar Prieto tweeted.
Bolivia has to date recorded 1,577 Covid-19 deaths and almost 43,000 circumstances.