Brazil has the second-worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, behind the US, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been diagnosed coronavirus positive. Bolsonaro announced it today. He is 65 years old.
Bolsonaro said Monday that he had a fever and started having body aches. He has been saying for a long time that there is no such risk in coronavirus. It’s the slightest kind of flu, this was his argument.
He was opposed to the lockdown and even ridiculed wearing a mask. The New York Times reports that only Mr. Not only Bolsonaro but some of his assistants have also been affected by Corona.
Bolsonaro said he’s taking hydroxychloroquine, even though clinical trials show that the drug does not work for patients with COVID-19. Like Trump, he’s promoted the drug as a cure despite the lack of evidence.
Last Saturday, Jair Bolsonaro attended a banquet hosted by the US ambassador on the occasion of US Independence Day.
The Brazilian president’s identification of Corona will only intensify the controversy over how the country’s government has dealt with the epidemic.
The coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 65,000 people in Brazil.