Ecuadoran Prez tests Covid positive

by IANS |

Quito, June 23 (IANS) Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso has tested positive for Covid-19, the government said in a statement.

Lasso has no symptoms thanks to being vaccinated and he is "working for the country and for peace", Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

According to the Health Ministry, since Ecuador's national vaccination plan was initiated in January 2021, around 14 million people in the country have completed their two-dose inoculation.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in early 2020, Ecuador has reported a total of 898,667 Covid cases and 35,695 deaths.

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