Bosnian Serb leader Dodik tests positive to COVID-19 - hospital

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Milorad Dodik, President of the Republika Srpska speaks during an interview with Reuters in his office in Banja Luka

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Milorad Dodik, the Serb chairman of Bosnia's three-man inter-ethnic presidency, has tested positive to COVID-19 after he had been hospitalised over nausea and stomach pains, the Banja Luka University Clinical Centre said on Tuesday.

"He has been diagnosed with pneumonia ... and tested positive to the new coronavirus," the clinic said in a statement.

The Bosnian Serb leader was hospitalised on Sunday night. His aides said he had been self-isolating following a meeting with a person infected with COVID-19 last Wednesday. [L8N2J12BP]

Dodik's condition was stable and doctors were monitoring him closely, the clinic said.

(Reporting by Daria Sito-Sucic; Editing by Alex Richardson)