Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has had another positive result for the novel coronavirus in the third test he has taken since falling ill on July 7, a secretariat of the Communications Ministry said on Wednesday.
“The test carried out on the president yesterday, on the 21st, showed a positive result,” a statement said. “President Bolsonaro is still in good condition, accompanied by the presidency’s medical team,” it added.
Bolsonaro has repeatedly belittled the virus causing covid-19 as nothing worse than the flu and flouted public health social distancing recommendations. Brazil has the world’s second-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections and fatalities, following the United States.