Brazil President, Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

By 05:45 Tue, 07 Jul 2020 Comments



Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro - who has held large rallies calling for lockdowns to be lifted - has been diagnosed with coronavirus.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The far-right rabble rouser today revealed he had tested positive for the virus after he became unwell.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He told TV journalists: "It came back positive."

Just three days ago he was pictured celebrating July 4 with the US Ambassador - while not observing social distancing.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Brazil is now the second worst-affected country in the world and Bolsonaro, 65, has been heavily criticised for his response to the virus.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

More than 1.6million Brazilians have contracted Covid-19, and the country's death toll stands at 65,556 after a rise of 620 yesterday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Bolsonaro has previously branded the virus "little flu" and defied orders to wear a mask in public.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He has previously boasted that he would shake off Covid-19 because of his “athlete’s background”.


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