July 14, 2024

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who downplayed the pandemic tests positive for coronavirus

Jair Bolsonaro during the ceremony to extend emergency aid to informal workers
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during the ceremony to extend emergency aid to informal workers

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, he said in a televised address on Tuesday.

“Everyone knew that it would reach a considerable part of the population sooner or later. It was positive for me,” Bolsonaro said, referring to the Covid-19 test he took Monday.

Bolsonaro’s press office told CNN affiliate CNN Brasil that the President was being treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as he awaited the result of his fourth Covid-19 test in four months.

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