By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus - The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, was on Wednesday this week admitted to a military hospital with pneumonia, after revealing that he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a health agency in the country, Hernández is in good condition and that he was receiving intravenous medicine.
The president on Tuesday said that his wife had not shown symptoms. On his part, he said that he had started feeling discomfort over the weekend. Two presidential aides also tested positive for COVID-19 according to the health agency. However, their status was not known immediately.
Hernández's infection comes as Latin America's COVID-19 cases continue to soar and are currently over 1.5 million, with more than 70,000 deaths. In Honduras alone, the cases are above 10,000 with 332 deaths, as of Wednesday, June 17.
President Hernandez becomes the fourth world leader to be infected with Coronavirus after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in March, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in April and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in early June all announced they had contracted COVID-19.
Additional information from The New York Times
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