Óscar Ortíz said he felt good and that the doctors recommended his hospitalization for better control

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BOLIVIA.- He Economy Minister of Bolivia He was admitted to a clinic on Sunday after testing positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the number of members of the interim president’s cabinet to four Jeanine Áñez affected by the disease and at a time when infections are rapidly increasing.

The president announced Thursday that she had also tested positive for the virus.

Through a video, the head of the Economy portfolio, Oscar ortizHe said he felt good and that the doctors recommended his hospitalization for better control. He assumed the ministry just five days ago.

Meanwhile, Áñez’s family doctor said that the president is asymptomatic and that she feels well. « Today I saw her with more encouragement, in a good mood and wanting to have more activity, » said doctor Andrei Miranda after a visit to the authority.

Since last Thursday when he released his diagnosis, Añez has been at the presidential residence in La Paz where he remains working. Even on Friday he went out on the terrace with his pet in his arms and greeted his followers.

Before the president, the ministers of the Presidency, Yerko Núñez; from Jorge Fernando Oropeza Mining and Health, Heidy Roca tested positive and are recovering. Justice Minister Álvaro Coimbra has already recovered and resumed his duties. Three other vice ministers were also infected.

According to the report of the Ministry of Health, on Saturday the record of infections was broken since the pandemic began with 1,635 in one day, bringing the global figure to 47,200 positives and 1,754 deaths.