Brazil: President Jair Bolsonaro Tested Positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday
July 16 , 2020
According to the reports, the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive once again on Wednesday. The President himself informed the reporters and further confirmed that he is in good health despite the infection. He also reported that he was taking the anti-malaria drug, namely hydroxychloroquine, "an unproven COVID-19 treatment". Earlier, Bolsonaro scoffed at Coronavirus by calling it a "little flu". The President was also seen in public and at rallies hugging supporters without wearing a mask, defying the COVID-19 norms, for which the public health specialists criticised him. As of now, the ministry is being led by an interim basis by an active duty army general.