President Bolsonaro test positive for covid-19

President Bolsonaro told reporters on Tuesday that his test results for the novel coronavirus came back positive.

He confirmed this on twitter today.

Brazil has 1.6 million confirmed cases and more than 65,000 deaths as a result of COVID-19.

Mr. Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of the virus and undermined lockdown and social distancing measures, urging Brazilians to continue working and encouraging mass rallies of his supporters.

At one point he dismissed the virus as “a measly cold,” and when asked in late April about the rising death toll, he replied: “So what? Sorry, but what do you want me to do?”

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