The President Sebastian Pinera-led government on Monday revealed that Chile recorded nearly 5,000 new cases in 24 hours, including two ministers in the country.
Health authorities in the country revealed that 4,895 new Coronavirus cases were recorded in the South American country and 43 deaths.
The Minister of Public Works, Alfredo Moreno and the Energy Minister, Juan Carlos were among the recorded cases on Monday.
“I have been informed that the COVID-19 test I had a few days ago was positive,” Moreno said on Twitter, adding that he had no symptoms so far.
Following the development, the 63-year-old minister has placed himself in quarantine after one of his staff tested positive.
Jobet also tested positive after starting to quarantine preventatively on Saturday, “when he experienced mild symptoms, which could be associated with the disease,” a statement from the Energy Ministry said.
He revealed that he “has had no direct contact with President Sebastian Pinera or other cabinet members in recent days.”
Three other ministers, who had self-quarantined after being in contact with infected people, all tested negative and resumed work.