COVID 19: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive

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The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, 65, has been tested for the novel coronavirus.

According to a news portal, UOL, “the right-wing populist president, who has been dismissive of the illness as a ‘little flu’, had shown symptoms and run a fever before taking a test at the military hospital in the capital Brasilia. He also had his chest X-rayed.”

On Monday, Bolsonaro was seen in public wearing a face mask and reportedly told a supporter not to come too close.

The president had previously been seen several times in public without a face mask, which is compulsory in Brasilia.

Bolsonaro has already been tested three times for the virus.

 

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