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News ID: 48112
Publish Date: 18:46 - 19 September 2020
Saturday, 19 September 2020 (YJC)_ The staff members of Andro Giammattei reported their president has tested positive for new Coronavirus.

The President of Guatemala tests positive for Covid-19The staff members of Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but he, himself, told a local radio station he feels well.

However, in a televised address to the nation, Giammattei looked a bit out of breath.

“My symptoms are very mild. Up to now, I have body aches, it hurt more yesterday than today, like a bad cold,” the president said. “I don’t have a fever, I have a bit of a cough.”

“I am busy working from home,” he said.

Giammattei, 64, has multiple sclerosis and uses canes to walk

The government press office said in a statement that Giammattei “will be isolating himself from all public activity, and so all communication will be conducted remotely.”

The announcement came on the same day that the country reopened its borders and international flights after a six-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The country’s Health Ministry said that foreigners seeking to enter Guatemala would have to present a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before entry.

Guatemalans returning to their country and children under 10 would not be subject to the test requirement. All those entering or leaving would have to wear face masks.

Source: AP News

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