SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s spouse and one in every of his ministers have examined optimistic for Covid-19, in keeping with an official assertion on Thursday, because the unfold of the novel coronavirus confirmed no indicators of […]
Simply days after her husband stated he had overcome the virus with a unfavorable take a look at following weeks in quarantine, Bolsonaro’s spouse Michelle has examined optimistic, the presidential workplace stated in a press release.
“First woman Michelle Bolsonaro examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Thursday. She is in good well being and can comply with all established protocols,” it stated, referring to the illness attributable to the brand new coronavirus.
Earlier on Thursday, Brazil’s science and know-how minister, Marcos Pontes, stated his take a look at had come again optimistic, turning into the fifth minister in Bolsonaro’s authorities to be identified with the illness.
Their infections are a palpable signal of the dimensions of the outbreak in Brazil, which set contemporary every day data on Wednesday for brand new Covid-19 instances and associated fatalities.
The 69,074 new confirmed instances and 1,595 extra deaths reported by the well being ministry, pushed the nation previous 2.5 million infections and 90,000 killed.
Pontes made his announcement on Fb, saying he was quarantining and dealing remotely.
“I simply examined optimistic for the brand new coronavirus,” he stated. “I am effectively, only a little bit of flu signs and a headache.”