Bolsonaro Experiencing Symptoms, Takes COVID Test

CNBC reports:

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has scoffed at risks of the coronavirus, has undergone another test for Covid-19 shortly after the presidential palace said the right-wing leader had displayed symptoms consistent with the disease.

Bolsonaro, 65, told supporters gathered outside the presidential palace in Brasilia on Monday that he had taken a test for the virus and “everything is fine.” Speaking while wearing a face mask, he also said that a separate medical exam had shown his lungs were “clean,” according to a video broadcast on a YouTube channel.

Brazilian news sources, including a CNN affiliate, have reported that Bolsonaro has tested positive for the virus, but this has not been verified by CNBC or officially confirmed.