The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lassotested positive this Wednesday for COVID-19a day after the country exceeded 900,000 confirmed cases of this disease, according to the Presence Communication Secretariat in a statement.
Lasso, 66, has no symptoms and is dispatching from the Carondelet Palace, the seat of the Government of Ecuador, which also houses the president’s residence, where he will comply with the corresponding medical protocols.
The positive of the Ecuadorian ruler was known on the tenth consecutive day of protests against the economic management of the Executive, convened mainly by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), with a balance of two dead protesters and no less than a hundred injured.
Lasso was awaiting the response of the president of the Conaie, Leonidas Iza, to attend a dialogue from which the leader is avoiding at the moment by not trusting that the Government commits to fully comply with the specifications of his organization.
Among the demands is the reduction and freezing of the prices of all fuels, the control of prices of essential products, the Government’s commitment that state companies will not be privatized and that they will not extend or grant new mining and oil concessions in the Amazon.
These protests come after the first year of Lasso’s presidential term, which focused mainly on vaccination and economic recovery.
Thanks to vaccination, which registers 83% of those over 3 years of age with two doses, 38% with three and close to 4% with four injections, the levels of infections did not pick up after it was eliminated at the end of April. national obligation to wear a mask both in public and closed spaces.
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