The official stated that she is in perfect condition and will not stop doing her work even if she is in isolation.
BOLIVIA.- The President of the Senate of Bolivia, Eva Copa, He reported on Friday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus a day after interim president Jeanine Áñez also confirmed that he was infected.
Copa, 37, is the second most important woman in the country. Before the resignation of former President Evo Morales and his vice president, Álvaro García, last November, she was a senator, but after the political upheaval she assumed the leadership of the Senate and the Legislative Assembly. This last position usually falls to the country’s vice president.
« I am stable and I will not move away from my functions in the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, I will continue working via virtual platforms, » Copa wrote on his Twitter account. He also explained that he has isolated himself and is complying with all security protocols.
The Assembly is dominated by Morales’ party, who from his refuge in Argentina continues to direct the electoral campaign towards the September 6 elections.
On Thursday, the interim president confirmed that she suffers from the disease and isolated herself in the presidential residence, from where she came out to say hello. Hours later he was seen in a video that they broadcast in a meeting with small businessmen.
The president was tested because four of her ministers tested positive for the new coronavirus, including Health Minister Eidy Roca, who is also in quarantine.
In the meantime, Bolivia It continues to rise in infections, reaching 44,113 cases and 1,638 deaths. Santa Cruz is the most punished region along with La Paz, which has overtaken Beni, followed by Cochabamba.
Hospital services are saturated and its authorities are enabling more beds to care for the sick. House-to-house testing is also taking place nationwide.
Añez and Copa assumed their respective positions after protests last year over the failed October elections, which led to Morales’s resignation and then his departure from the country for Mexico as an asylee, leaving a power vacuum. With him the presidents of the two houses of the Legislative Assembly resigned.