Covid-19: Honduran president hospitalized, wife, 2 others also tested positive

Covid-19: Honduran president hospitalized, wife, 2 others also tested positive

- The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando, has been admitted to the hospital after him and his wife tested positive for COVID-19

- Two people who work close to him also tested positive due to contact and are also undergoing medical treatment

- Juan has said he is fine as he showed hope of returning to his office soon

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Honduran President Juan Orlando has been hospitalized after testing positive to coronavirus. He is currently being treated for pneumonia.

His wife, Garcia Carias, also tested positive for the deadly disease. Unfortunately, two other people who work with the couple have also been infected, Vatican News reports.

According to the media, the president is getting medications through his veins as his condition gradually improves.

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Juan has addressed the media, saying that his health is getting better. It should be noted that the president is one of the 10,000 cases of coronavirus in Honduras.

A collage of the president and his wife. Photos sources: NYT/Time Magazine
A collage of the president and his wife. Photos sources: NYT/Time Magazine
Source: UGC

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It was earlier reported that Jacques Joachim Yhombi Opango, a former president of the Republic of Congo died of coronavirus in France. It was gathered that Opango died on Monday, March 30, at the age of 81.

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Opango had been ill before he contracted the deadly virus which is spreading across the world like raging wildfire.

Opango was an army officer who became the Republic of Congo's first general and served as its head of state from 1977 to 1979.

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In other news, Calethia Hodges, the doctor that will be conducting clinical trials of experimental dru*gs in the bid to find a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus, has the task of persuading black people to partake in the process.

Though African Americans have been really affected by the virus, they are not well represented in human studies that are aimed at treating the disease.

Almost a quarter of the more than 116,000 lives lost to Covid-19 are blacks, according to a study called Color of Coronavirus by APM Research Lab.

Recall that an American man with the name James Henderson has lamented how his 22-year-old grandson caught coronavirus. Grandpa James said the young man went to a party with about 30 people without observing any form of social distancing or wearing a mask.

The man said he and 9 other people came down with the disease. In his final words, he said that this is a warning to young people who think their immune system is stronger than the virus.

In talking about the stigma associated with having coronavirus, a Nigerian survivor of the disease, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, shared a powerful message in a short video.

In the short clip, she told people that being negative does not give them the right to stigmatize those that are positive for the virus.

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