Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he tested negative for the coronavirus following reports that he tested positive
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said he tested negative for the novel coronavirus, after reports suggested that he tested positive.
Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo told Fox News that further testing was being done to confirm the diagnosis and that they expected results later on Friday.
The Brazilian president said on Twitter that he tested negative, adding, “DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE MEDIA FAKE NEWS!”
—Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) March 13, 2020
The Brazilian newspaper Estadão first reported on Thursday that Bolsonaro had been tested for the coronavirus and was being monitored.
Bolsonaro’s communications chief, Fabio Wajngarten, has also tested positive for the virus, the Brazilian president’s office confirmed on Thursday.
Trump and Bolsonaro were photographed sitting next to each other less than a week ago, at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The US president was photographed shaking Bolsonaro’s hand before dinner on Saturday.
Trump was also photographed standing next to Wajngarten five days before Wajngarten tested positive for …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]