Breaking: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus


Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro announces he's tested positive for Coronavirus but says he feels 'perfectly well' and has only mild symptoms

News reaching EM has it on reliable source that the president of Brazil, Mr. Jair Bolsonaro have tested positive for coronavirus.

Mr. Bolsonaro made the announcement live on television that he has tested positive for Coronavirus but feels 'perfectly well' and has only mild symptoms.

In his own words: 'I'm well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can't due to medical recommendations,' Bolsonaro told a group of journalists on Tuesday, July 7 - insisting he had only mild symptoms.

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The 65 years old right-wing leader told supporters in Brasilia on Monday July 6 that he had been tested at a hospital and that an X-ray showed his lungs were 'clean'.

'I can't get very close,' he said in comments recorded by Foco do Brasil. 'I came from the hospital. I underwent a lung scan. The lung's clean according to the test result.'

This test is Bolsonaro’s fourth Coronavirus test since the pandemic began, having tested negative three times in March after meeting with US president Donald Trump in Florida.

Recall that Mr. Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for his lousy response to the Coronavirus outbreak in Brazil, with many blaming him for the high death toll and cases.

It will interest you to know that the nation of Brazil currently has no permanent health minister, this is after two officials quit the job in less than a month after clashing with president Bolsonaro over the way he is handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil with more than 1.6 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus and over 65,000 deaths has suffered one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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