Brazil’s Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Published in EcoWatch
With Robert Muggah
Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has presided over the world’s second worst coronavirus outbreak after the U.S., said Tuesday that he had tested positive for the virus.
The news comes after Bolsonaro has repeatedly dismissed the risk posed by the virus both to himself and others and argued against social distancing measures as a threat to the economy.
“In my particular case, because of my history as an athlete, in case I were contaminated by the virus I wouldn’t need to worry. I wouldn’t feel anything or it would be, at most, similar to a little flu, or a little cold,” he said during a national television address March 24, as The Associated Press reported.Read more