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Guatemalan president tests positive for coronavirus

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Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he said on Friday.

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GUATEMALA CITY, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he said on Friday.

"The coronavirus test result was positive," he told a local radio station.

The 64-year-old president did not say whether he is experiencing any symptoms related to the virus. He said he planned to address the nation later on Friday.

(Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Writing by Laura Giammattei; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

((laura.gottesdiener@thomsonreuters.com;))

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