Honduran president says he is infected with coronavirus
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TEGUCIGALPA - Honduran President Juan
Orlando Hernandez has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, is
receiving treatment and will work remotely and through his
aides, he said late on Tuesday.
"As president of the nation and a responsible citizen, I
want to communicate that during the weekend I started to feel
some discomfort and today I was diagnosed as having been
infected with Covid-19," Hernandez said in a televised speech.
"They have recommended rest but I will continue working
remotely and through my aides."
Hernandez had mild symptoms, started receiving treatment and
is feeling better, he added.
He will stay in isolation under observation to decide where
treatment will continue, as recommended by his doctors, the
government said in a statement. He is taking a cocktail of drugs
that includes microdacyn, azithromycin, ivermectin and zinc.
His wife and two aides, also diagnosed with the virus, are
all being treated.
First lady Ana Garcia de Hernandez is asymptomatic and will
self-quarantine at home, the government added.
Honduras has reported 9,656 virus infections and 330 deaths.