Shocking as Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus.
The Brazilian president took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature which indicates the presence of the virus in his system.
Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the risks posed by the virus, calling it “a little flu” and saying that he would not be seriously affected by it.
He has also urged regional governors to ease lockdowns, which he says hurt the economy, and on Monday he watered down regulations on wearing face masks.
Mr Bolsonaro made the announcement in a TV interview on Tuesday. He said the fever he had been experiencing had gone down and that he felt “very well”.