Honduran President Hospitalized Hours After Saying COVID-19 Analysis

June 17, 2020 by No Comments

(TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras)—Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was hospitalized Wednesday with pneumonia, hours after saying that he and his spouse had examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Francis Contreras, spokesman for the Nationwide System of Danger Administration, stated in a information convention that after reviewing Hernández’s lab work and x-rays, medical doctors decided the president had pneumonia and beneficial he be hospitalized. He stated Hernández was in good situation, however he was receiving medication intraveneously that needed to be administered within the Navy Hospital.

Hernández had introduced late Tuesday night time in a televized message that he and his spouse had examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Learn extra: Mapping the Unfold of the Coronavirus Outbreak Across the U.S. and the World

Hernández stated that over the weekend he started feeling some discomfort and on Tuesday acquired the take a look at outcomes. He stated it was a part of the chance that comes with the job. Together with his obligations, he stated, he couldn’t keep at house continuously.

Hernández stated his signs are mild and that he’s already beginning to really feel higher. He stated he had began what he referred to as the “MAIZ remedy,” an experimental mixture of microdacyn, azithromycin, ivermectin and zinc.

He stated his spouse is asymptomatic and two different individuals who work with them are additionally contaminated.

Honduras has practically 10,000 confirmed instances of the illness and 330 deaths. However testing is proscribed and the general public well being system working below nice pressure. The middle of Honduras’ epidemic has been in Cortes, the state surrounding San Pedro Sula within the north, however in latest weeks instances have surged across the capital of Tegucigalpa.

Hernández is an in depth ally of the Trump administration, primarily in efforts to gradual unlawful immigration. Nonetheless, U.S. federal prosecutors in New York have prosecuted the president’s brother and made it more and more clear {that a} case is constructing towards Hernández himself.

No fees have been filed towards the president, however U.S. prosecutors have alleged that he accepted cash from drug traffickers to advance his political profession in trade for letting them transfer medication via the nation.

Hernández has denied these allegations.

He was reelected in a disputed November 2017 election, regardless of the nation’s constitutional ban on reelection.


AP author Christopher Sherman in Mexico Metropolis contributed to this report.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *