Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announces he tested positive for Covid-19

Earlier, the Brazilian president told CNN Brazil that he had some symptoms of the new coronavirus and that he had been tested.

He prided himself on not respecting barrier gestures. Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president, announced on Tuesday July 7 that he had tested positive for Covid-19. The day before, he told CNN Brazil that he had certain symptoms and that he had been tested. According to local press, the 65-year-old president canceled the activities planned for the week.

Since the start of the pandemic, the far-right president has constantly minimized the disease and has participated in several public events without wearing a mask, while criticizing the isolation measures implemented in several States, while the Brazil is the country most affected by the pandemic, behind the United States, with to date 1.6 million cases of Covid-19 for 65,487 deaths.

According to the CNN Brazil television channel, the president, very skeptical about the Covid-19 pandemic, said he had a fever of 38 ° C, and that an X-ray of the lungs had been done at the hospital of the armed forces. “The state of health of the president is currently good and he is at his residence”, said the presidency in a press release.

In a video recorded by one of his supporters, whom he often addresses at the gates of his official residence in Brasilia, we see the president wearing a white mask, declaring that he had just returned from the hospital, where he made a “pulmonary radiography”. “The lung is clean, okay? I’m going to do a Covid test in a little while, but everything is fine”, he said after warning that he could not get too close to his supporters.

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