The interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, said on Tuesday that the Andean nation is already approaching the “climax of the pandemic” of the coronavirus, which is why, after the controversy, it defended the need to “strengthen health” through the “intervention” of private centers .
“We are in a very difficult time, we are at the height of the pandemic,” he said during a virtual meeting with the Mayor of La Paz, Luis Revilla, about the construction of a new hospital.
Áñez commented that the coronavirus highlighted “how important health is.” “Without health, we cannot work, study, play sports, we cannot build a secure future for our children. That is why it is important to have better health,” he said.
He also stressed the importance of staying “united” in times of crisis. “If we fight this pandemic together and drive the economic recovery, we will all strengthen,” he said, according to the official ABI news agency.