Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For COVID-19

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For COVID-19

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President Jair Bolsonaro condemned what he called “hysteria” over the escalating crisis.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19.

He made the announcement on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 saying the COVID-19 test he took on Monday ‘came back positive’.

Bolsonaro explained that he had developed symptoms of the virus on Sunday, including a high temperature.

The president has said he has cancelled a planned trip to the state of Bahia and is currently is self-isolating.

He added that he is taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin.

The president was previously accused of dismissing the threat of Covid-19, after he described the virus as a ‘little flu’ in April. At the time, he said he wasn’t worried about being infected as ‘I wouldn’t feel anything, at most it would be like a little flue or a little cold’.

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