Bolsonaro tests Covid +ve, global cases top 11.5 mn

Millennium Post Delhi|July 08, 2020

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Bolsonaro tests Covid +ve, global cases top 11.5 mn
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RIO DE JANEIRO/WASHINGTON: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity.

Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia.

“I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendations,” Bolsonaro said.

The President has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask. He has said his history as an athlete would protect him from the virus, and that it would be nothing more than a little flu were he to contract it.

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July 08, 2020