Brazilian President has been tested for Covid-19 and found positive. The First Lady, Michelle Bolsonaro was also tested. Brazil is just behind the USA in the number of Coronavirus infections and deaths.
Brazil was trying to downplay Covid-19 for months as Coronavirus took many lives and Brazil still remained one of the top affected countries.
The President himself announced the result. He spoke to the Brazilian TV channels on Tuesday after confronting with the virus, “Everyone knew that it would reach a considerable part of the population sooner or later. It was positive for me. On Sunday, I wasn’t feeling very well. On Monday, it got worse when I started feeling tired and some muscle pain. I also had a 38-degree [Celsius] fever. Given those symptoms, the presidential doctor said there was suspicion of Covid-19,”
His wife, the First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro, was also tested for COVID-19. The President is accused of hugging his supports and roaming around without a facemask in rallies and at public meetings.
Bolsonaro is receiving a lung scan soon after the confirmation of COVID-19. The President said, “I’m not going to see anyone for meetings. Everything will be done via video conference and I will rarely meet people if I need to deal with more reserved matter,” he said.