Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez announced on Thursday that she has tested positive for coronavirus.
“I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, I’m fine, I will work from isolation,” she tweeted.
The 53-year-old said in a video on Twitter that she would remain in quarantine for 14 days before taking another test.
Anez becomes the second South American president in a matter of days to contract the coronavirus after Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro announced his positive result on Tuesday.
Another high-ranking Latin American government official to contract the virus is Venezuela’s Constitutional Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, widely considered the second-most powerful person in the country after President Nicolas Maduro.
Four members of Anez’s cabinet had tested positive in recent days.