Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil presient has again tested positive for Covid-19, he told reporters on Wednesday in Brasilia saying he has not recover from the first infection diagnosed last week.
Jair said he remains in good health since catching the virus and he would resume his normal work schedule if he tested negative this week. he added, i will get tested in a few days to see the result.
Bolsonaro, a former army captain, first announced his diagnosis on July 7 after dismissing the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling it a “little flu” even as Brazil`s outbreak became the worst in the world outside the United States.
He played down the country`s mounting death toll – now over 74,000, out of nearly 2 million confirmed cases – and said his good physical condition would prevent him from developing serious symptoms if he got ill.
He has also said he was taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, an unproven COVID-19 treatment that he and US President Donald Trump have touted as a remedy for the coronavirus.