Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, now has a positive test for coronavirus.
This he states this afternoon Danish time in a television interview, reports international media.
– I’m fine, says Bolsonaro. He was tested yesterday after suffering from fever and pain in his body, according to Brazilian media globo.com .
The president has taken the drug chloroquine to treat the virus, he says. He has spoken warmly to the drug as a treatment for Covid-19. There is no scientific evidence that chloroquine works against the disease.
Bolsonaro has been criticized for months for underplaying the risk of coronavirus.
Many Brazilian politicians directly disagree with the president’s coronation strategy. He has been particularly vigilant in that mention the coronavirus as a “small flu”.
Since the pandemic began in Brazil in late February, the president has ignored advice from health authorities to stop the spread of infection.
Dropped face mask
There is a requirement that you have to wear a bandage in the capital, Brasilia. But the president has been watching this big until a judge on June 23 told him that this rule applies to him as well.
Throughout the crisis, Bolsonaro has been against closing businesses and speaking against recommendations to isolate themselves.
For the past four months, the president has been gathering crowds with visits to street restaurants in the capital, Brasilia. He has also participated in demonstrations for the government. On several occasions he has dropped off wearing a face mask and touched others.
Bolsonaro says he got it bad on Sunday. The same day he was seen in public wearing a mask. The president also asked one of his supporters to stay away.
In addition to the United States, Brazil has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world.