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Honduran President tests positive for COVID-19

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández says he has tested positive for coronavirus.

"Over the weekend I started to feel bad, and today they have diagnosed me with being infected with Covid-19," Hernández said in a televised presidential address on Tuesday night.

The president added that he had mild symptoms and was receiving treatment. He said he would continue to carry out his presidential duties while in isolation.

Hernández's wife, First Lady Ana García de Hernández, and two presidential aides have also tested positive for the disease.

Hernández said his wife was asymptomatic at present.

Honduras began slowly reopening its economy on June 8 after months of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

The country has recorded at least 9,656 cases of the disease and 330 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Countries across Latin America have reported surging numbers of coronavirus cases in in recent weeks.

(Source: CNN)

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