Bolsonaro’s positive coronavirus test marks ‘beginning of the end’ for his administration, analyst says

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With Robert Muggah

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s positive diagnosis for the coronavirus marks the “beginning of the end” of his administration, one analyst told CNBC, while others expect the right-wing leader to double down on his highly-criticized pandemic response.

Bolsonaro told reporters in a television interview on Tuesday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 after experiencing symptoms for the disease over the weekend.

“Despite publicly shrugging off his positive test for Covid-19, it marks the beginning of the end of his administration,” Robert Muggah, director of the Igarape Institute, a think tank based in Rio de Janeiro.

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