Ecuadoran president tests positive for COVID-19-Xinhua

Ecuadoran president tests positive for COVID-19

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-06-23 14:54:22

QUITO, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso has tested positive for COVID-19, the General Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency said on Wednesday.

Lasso has no symptoms thanks to being vaccinated and he is "working for the country and for peace," it said.

According to the Ecuadorian 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 vaccination.

So far, the Latin American country has registered nearly 900,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases with over 35,000 deaths.