Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez tests positive for coronavirus
He said doctors have advised him to rest and that he would continue with medical evaluation. He plans to isolate himself but continue running the government, he said in a statement.
Hernández is just over two years into his second term as president. His government imposed a strict nationwide curfew in mid-March to limit the spread of covid-19 but started reopening the battered economy a week ago.
Honduras has 9,178 confirmed coronavirus cases and has recorded 322 deaths, according to a database maintained by Johns Hopkins University.
The president said two of his aides and his wife, Ana García, have also tested positive for the virus.
Hernández has been a deeply controversial president. He won a second term in a 2017 election that was criticized for being plagued with irregularities. He was the target of widespread protests last year led by teachers and doctors angered by planned cuts in government funding.
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[Source: Washington Post]