Brazilian President: Bolsonaro is Covid-19 ill

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has been infected with the Coronavirus attached. The Test showed on Tuesday. It is good for him, however, said Bolsonaro. On

Brazilian President: Bolsonaro is Covid-19 ill

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has been infected with the Coronavirus attached. The Test showed on Tuesday. It is good for him, however, said Bolsonaro. On Monday evening, the President had to leave his lungs and the oxygen saturation of his blood to examine. Allegedly were found to have no special features. At the same time Bolsonaro has been tested in an army hospital in Brasília on the Coronavirus.

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The investigation had imposed, because Bolsonaro had on Monday mild symptoms such as fever and cough. In an Interview with CNN Brasil, the 65-year-old President on Monday said he had 38 degrees of fever, however, the saturation of blood with oxygen was normal. On Monday evening, the radio station "tape News" published a message, in which a first Test Bolsonaros have shown a positive result. The official result was announced on Tuesday at noon Brazilian time. Already in March had Bolsonaro several times test, after some of the government employees had been infected with the Virus. The first in may, by court decision, the published results were negative.

According to media reports, Bolsonaro has canceled all of this week's upcoming appointments. Important meetings to be held via video conference in order to avoid the risk of contagion of other Ministers and officials. Several individuals and government employees who had contact with the President, should also investigate. Also, the American Ambassador in Brasilia is not likely to come to a Corona Test around. Last Saturday, Bolsonaro was with him for lunch a guest. On a photo of the President appeared on the side of the Ambassador and of several Ministers. None of those present wore a mask.

Bolsonaro disobeyed the mask of duty

In the past few weeks had shown Bolsonaro repeatedly without a mask in Public. A court decision that obliged the President to Wear a mask, was recently repealed because of the Federal Brasília, the district is already a General mask is compulsory – also for the President. Nevertheless disobeyed Bolsonaro this scheme several times. The governors imposed social Isolation torpedoed Bolsonaro ever. On Friday Bolsonaro put multiple veto against a Congress-approved law that regulates the mask of duty in a public space.

In an Interview with CNN Brasil, said Bolsonaro on Monday, moreover, that it take a hydroxychloroquine to be. Like his American counterpart, Donald Trump Bolsonaro is one of the proponents of the controversial Malaria drug, its efficacy is not proven against the Coronavirus and the side effects such as heart rhythm can cause problems. Bolsonaro is so convinced of the drug, that he has stopped the chemical laboratories of the army to the production.

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 02:19

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