June 13, 2020 / 5:03 PM / 24 days ago

Chile president replaces health minister amid COVID-19 deaths controversy

SANTIAGO, June 13 (Reuters) - Chile President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday replaced Health Minister Jaime Manalich amid controversy over the country’s figures for deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.

Pinera thanked Manalich for his “noble service”, and replaced him with Oscar Enrique Paris.

Reporting by Aislinn Laing Editing by Sonya Hepinstall

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