Bolivia

The government of Bolivia reported this Tuesday that the vice president David Choquehuanca contracted coronavirus, for the third time. The 60-year-old official received the first dose of the vaccine on January 3 and had revealed days before that he had contracted the disease twice, overcome with the use of ancestral Aymara medicine.

In addition, the Bolivian Executive announced that the Foreign Minister was also infected with coronavirus Rogelio Mayta, the Minister of Government, Eduardo del Castillo; defense, Edmundo Novillo; Development Planning, Gabriela mendoza; of Justice, Ivan Lima; and Education, Edgar ParyTelam reported.

The statement from the Presidency detailed that all these authorities “are stable and complying with the isolation protocol, performing their functions through teleworking or remote work.” In addition, the Government stressed that all are vaccinated.

The infection of Mayta, 50, had already been reported on Monday by the Bolivian Foreign Ministry, which said that the minister tested positive in Argentina, after participating in a meeting of ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

Bolivia, with almost 12 million inhabitants, added up to more than 686,000 infected and almost 20,000 deaths. The South American country Bolivia closed the last week of 2021 with 34,429 infections and reported 60,801 new cases in the first of 2022, so “there is an increase of 77%,” they stated from the Ministry of Health.

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