Bolsonaro announces that he is positive for COVID-19

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced on Tuesday that it tested positive for COVID-19, but what is found “perfectly fine”, with mild symptoms.

“The test just came out with a positive result”, announced the president of 65 years in a television interview from the official residence in Brasilia, where he says he is being treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.

Bolsonaro said he started to feel bad on Sunday and worsened on Monday, feeling “fatigue, indisposition and fever 38 degrees”, why your doctors recommended you to have the test.

The far-right president has minimized the disease since the start of the pandemic and has participated in various public events without wearing a mask., in addition to criticizing the social isolation measures implemented in various states due to their economic impact.

“I'm fine, quiet”, He stated taking several steps back and taking off his mask to show his face before the cameras.

“Life goes on. Let's take care, especially the elderly and those who have a disease that is a risk factor”, urged, but reiterated that “Collateral damage” the fight against the virus cannot be “worst” that the disease itself, in reference to the damage to the economy by stopping the health crisis.

In the last days, Bolsonaro vetoed several articles of the law on the use of face masks in public places to face the pandemic in Brazil, second country in number of deaths and confirmed cases, after the United States.

According to the last official balance, 1,6 millions of people were infected and 65,487 died from COVID-19 in Brazil.