BRASILIA: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has once more examined constructive for coronavirus, he informed reporters on Wednesday in Brasilia, suggesting he has but to get better from an an infection first identified final week.
Since catching the virus, the president has mentioned he stays in good well being and he would resume his regular work schedule if he examined damaging this week. On Wednesday he mentioned he would get examined once more in just a few days.
Bolsonaro, a former military captain, first introduced his prognosis on July 7 after dismissing the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling it a “little flu” whilst Brazil`s outbreak grew to become the worst on the planet outdoors the USA.
He performed down the nation`s mounting demise toll – now over 74,000, out of almost 2 million confirmed instances – and mentioned his good bodily situation would forestall him from creating severe signs if he acquired sick.
Bolsonaro has additionally sidelined medical specialists in Brazil`s dealing with of the pandemic, pushed again towards state and metropolis lockdowns and circulated usually in public and not using a masks, drawing criticism from public well being specialists.
He has additionally mentioned he was taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, an unproven COVID-19 remedy that he and US President Donald Trump have touted as a treatment for the coronavirus.
Bolsonaro`s stress to make use of the drug alienated two well being ministers who resigned in the course of the pandemic. The ministry is being led on an interim foundation by an lively obligation military common.