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Honduras’ new president Xiomara Castro has COVID-19

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Yesterday’s PCR test result [samedi] was negative, today’s [dimanche] is positivethe 62-year-old president announced on Twitter.

According to the reviews, it is light. With the blessing of the Creator of the universe, I continue to attend, in a non-presential way, to my plan of government to return to the democratic and constitutional order.added Ms. Castro, who took over from right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

The president received only two doses of the vaccine, the president toldFrance Media Agency her husband Manuel Zelaya. The latest tests show no damage to the lungs, he added.

During the week, the President participated in several public activities.

On Tuesday and Thursday, she attended celebrations in Tegucigalpa marking the 275and anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin of Suyapa, patroness of Honduras.

She also received in the presidential palace the oath of ministers and senior officials, as well as the visit of the world champion of boxing (lightweight) Teofimo Lopez, born in New York to Honduran parents.

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His predecessor Juan Orlando Hernandez had also contracted the COVID-19 virus in 2020 and had suffered serious complications justifying his hospitalization at the Military Hospital of Tegucigalpa.

Since the start of the pandemic, 40,000 proven cases have been recorded in Honduras (9.3 million inhabitants), with a death toll of more than 10,500.

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