The President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro said that he had a fever and the doctors advised him to be tested for the coronavirus. It is reported by the Brazilian edition R7.
Bolsonaro passed the test and did MRI of the lungs, which revealed no violations.
The testing result of the Brazilian President will be ready today. He reported that he had started to take hydroxychloroquine.
Doctors will test the officials who had contact with Bolsonaro lately.
Bolsonaro called a threat COVID-19 exaggerated (he called the disease “Grippolom”) and opposed tough measures to contain the pandemic.
In June, a Federal judge of Brazil Renato Borelli issued a decision which ordered the President to wear a mask while participating in public events.
Hydroxychloroquine used in malaria, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, tested in some countries for the treatment of coronavirus infection. Some researchers have pointed to its effectiveness, but, according to others, it can cause serious adverse reactions, including disruption of the cardiovascular system. The American Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines has warned against the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of coronavirus infection outside medical institutions because of risk of irregular heart rhythm.
In July, the world health organization stopping the trial of hydroxychloroquine, which has not shown effectiveness in the treatment of COVID-19.
Brazil is in second place in the world for total number infected with coronavirus (1.6 million) and the number of deaths from infections (65 million), second only to the United States.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.