President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández has announced 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.
Hernandez’s wife Lady Ana Garcia Hernandez and two presidential aides have also been reported to be positive for COVID-19.
The President of the Central American country said his wife was asymptomatic at first but she is self isolating at the moment.
He added he had mild symptoms and was receiving treatment.
He said he would continue to carry out his presidential duties while in isolation and under observation.
The country has recorded at least 9,656 cases of the disease and 330 deaths, according to data from John Hopkins University, Baltimore,United States.
Countries across Central America have reported surging numbers of coronavirus cases in recent weeks.
Credit: The Nation