India  

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

The Verge Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro at the Planalto Palace in Brasília, Brazil, on June 30, 2020.  | Photo by Andre Borges/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced today. He is 65 years old. Over the weekend, he attended a US Independence Day event with US Ambassador Todd Chapman. Neither Bolsonaro nor Chapman wore a mask at the event.

Like US President Donald Trump, Bolsonaro has downplayed the risks and extent of the COIVD-19 pandemic and said that the danger was over-exaggerated by the media. Brazil now has the second-worst outbreak in the world, behind the United States. To date, there have been more than 1.6 million cases in the country and more than 65,000 people have died of the disease. Stores and businesses are fully reopened in cities around the country, and masks aren’t required.

CNN Brasil reported Monday...
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: BRUT - Published
News video: Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 02:41

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been infected with the "little flu" he downplayed for months. Here's a look back on his handling of the pandemic.

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

Brazil exceeds 2.5 million infections and 90,000 deaths from COVID-19 [Video]

Brazil exceeds 2.5 million infections and 90,000 deaths from COVID-19

Brazil, the second country in the world most affected by COVID-19, after the United States, registered 69,074 confirmed cases and 1,595 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, figures that are a new..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 03:07Published
Brazil's Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was taking antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak, chuckling in an online video about "mold" in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published
Covid update: 4.2 lakh tests/day; MP CM tests positive; Uddhav’s warning [Video]

Covid update: 4.2 lakh tests/day; MP CM tests positive; Uddhav’s warning

From India conducting a record 4.2 lakh Covi-19 tests to Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro testing negative, here are the top ten updates on coronavirus pandemic. India on Saturday recorded the highest..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 04:45Published

Related news from verified sources

I'm confident HCQ will cure me: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the...
Mid-Day Also reported by •IndiaTimesIndian Express

Indigenous leader Raoni hospitalized in Brazil

He has been an outspoken critic of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and visited European leaders last year to denounce Mr. Bolsonaro’s calls for developing...
Hindu

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he tested negative for coronavirus in new COVID-19 test

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had reported testing positive three times this month, including an initial diagnosis on July 7 for COVID-19, the illness caused...
DNA Also reported by •IndiaTimesIndian Express

Tweets about this