Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has denied he is infected with coronavirus after reports he tested positive during an initial test reportedly sent the White House into an emergency meeting about President Trump’s interactions with Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday.
According to Brazillian newspaper Jornal O Dia, Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus during initial tests, but is was still awaiting confirmation— Friday, Bolsonaro tweeted he had tested negative. The news comes after Thursday reports that Bolsonaro’s communications chief, Fabio Wajngarten, also tested positive.
After telling @FoxNews that his father had a preliminary POSITIVE test for coronavirus, Eduardo Bolsonaro now tells @FoxNews the test was NEGATIVE. Bolsonaro says has been in touch with the White House.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 13, 2020