GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said Friday he’s tested positive for the new coronavirus, but he told a local radio station that he believes nicely.
The government press office said in a statement that Giammattei” would probably be isolating himself from all public action, so all communication is going to be run remotely.”
The statement came on precisely the same day the country reopened its borders and global flights following a six-month closure on account of this coronavirus pandemic.
The country’s Health Ministry reported that foreigners trying to enter Guatemala would need to pose a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours prior entry.
Guatemalans returning to their nation and kids under 10 wouldn’t be subject to the evaluation requirement. All those leaving or entering will need to put on face masks.
Guatemala closed its borders and airports with Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador on March 16. The nation of 16 million has over 83,600 confirmed coronavirus instances and 3,036 deaths.