Brazilian Minister of Health Marcelo Queiroga has tested positive for Covid-19 while in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Brazilian president’s office announced. CNN Brasil reports Queiroga, when confronted by protesters against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, appeared to respond with two middle fingers in front of the residence of the Brazilian Mission at the UN.
Boris Johnson has hailed the UK's AstraZeneca Covid jab as a "great vaccine" during a meeting with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who has previously shared vaccine-sceptic views.
The prime minister urged people to get the jab, saying "I've had it twice", prompting his Brazilian counterpart to laugh as he wagged his finger, and responded "not yet" through an interpreter. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn