Brazil President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Published On: July 7, 2020 09:16 PM NPT By: Reuters

SAO PAULO, July 7: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he said in a television interview on Tuesday.

Bolsonaro, 65, told that he began feeling poorly on Sunday. The Brazilian president said that he is taking hydroxychloroquine and azitheromycin.

Bolsonaro's response to the coronavirus has been highly criticized. His government has seen two health ministers depart since the beginning of the pandemic — which has hit Brazil with a vengeance in recent weeks — and he has at times downplayed the effects of the coronavirus.

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