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Honduras president, first lady test positive for coronavirus

/ 08:45 PM June 17, 2020

This January 14, 2020, photo shows Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez and his wife Ana Garcia as they arrived in the ceremonial inauguration of Guatemalan new President Alejandro Giammattei at the National Theater, in Guatemala City. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP FILE)

MEXICO CITY — Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, the Central American leader said late Tuesday in a television message.

Hernández said that over the weekend he began feeling some discomfort and on Tuesday received the test results.

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He said it was part of the risk that comes with the job. With his responsibilities, he said, he could not stay at home constantly.

Hernández said his symptoms are light and that he’s already starting to feel better. He said he had started what he called the “MAIZ treatment,” which stands for microdacyn, azithromycin, ivermectin, and zinc.

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He said his wife is asymptomatic and two other people who work with them are also infected.

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