Bolivia reports a suspected case of the new coronavirus


LA PAZ (Sputnik) – The transitional Government of Bolivia indicated that it detected a suspected case of a new coronavirus in a citizen who arrived from China and was hospitalized and isolated at a local medical center.

“At this time the country is studying a person with suggestive symptoms and as long as we do not have the laboratory diagnosis, which we have in Bolivia certified and endorsed by international organizations, the patient’s status is a suspect case,” he told a news conference Minister of Health, AnĂ­bal Cruz.

This South American country keeps its health system on high alert, under international protocols, in prevention of infection by the new coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the minister.


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