The President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro is infected with a coronavirus, according to Globo.
The head of state confirmed the morning of July 7 that the test, which he passed the day before, gave a positive result. The President went to the military hospital for an MRI, the rate of light saturation was 96%, which is considered acceptable.
All activities involving Bolsonaro, scheduled for this week canceled.
On 6 July, the President fell ill, the temperature rose to 38 ° C. He said that even before receiving the test result started taking hydroxychloroquine.
65-year-old Bolsonaro considered a threat COVID-19 exaggerated (he called the disease “Grippolom”) and argued against tough measures to contain the pandemic.
In June, a Federal judge Renato Borelli issued a decision which ordered the President to wear a mask while participating in public events.
Brazil is in second place in the world for total number infected with coronavirus (over 1.6 million) and the number of deaths from infections (65 million), second only to the United States.
Bolsonaro became the second head of state after Prince albert of Monaco, who was confirmed infected by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.