LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – Interim Bolivian President Jeanine ÃÃ±ez announced Thursday that she has tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the third Latin American leader to be infected in recent weeks.
ÃÃ±ez said she will continue to work from isolation amid a spike in cases in the Andean nation, which has banned mass gatherings to try to limit the spread of the virus, which can cause the sometimes deadly COVID-19 disease.
â€œI feel good, I feel strong,” she wrote on her Twitter account.
Other Latin American leaders who have had bouts with COVID-19 include Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Honduran President Juan Orlando HernÃ¡ndez.
Bolivia is scheduled to hold a presidential election Sept. 6. ÃÃ±ez is a candidate but is trailing in the polls.