WORLD Bolivia confirms first two COVID-19 cases

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Bolivia confirms first two COVID-19 cases

Xinhua

10:42, March 11, 2020

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LA PAZ, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia confirmed on Tuesday the country's first two cases of COVID-19.

The patients are two women in the departments of Oruro and Santa Cruz, who came to Bolivia from Italy, Bolivian Health Minister Anibal Cruz told a press conference.

"They are two women who are 60 and 64 years old, respectively, whose history shows they were present in Italy, a country that currently has coronavirus transmission," Cruz said.

Both patients are under strict quarantine, Cruz added.

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