Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro introduced on Saturday he has examined detrimental for the brand new coronavirus greater than two weeks after being recognized on July 7, attributing his restoration to an unproven malaria drug.
“RT-PCR for Sars-Cov 2: detrimental. Good morning everybody,” the 65-year-old tweeted, together with a photograph of himself smiling and holding a packet of hydroxychloroquine, whose effectiveness in opposition to COVID-19 has not been demonstrated in scientific trials.
He didn’t say when he took the newest check.
The president, who has routinely downplayed the virus he calls a “little flu” however which is at present ravaging his nation, spent practically 20 days self-isolating at his official residence within the capital Brasilia, the Alvorada Palace.
Throughout that point he underwent no less than three extra virus exams, all optimistic.
Three polls launched this week confirmed the chief dubbed a “Tropical Trump” would win re-election in 2020, regardless of his controversial dealing with of the virus disaster.
The pandemic has exploded in Brazil, the nation with probably the most infections and deaths from COVID-19 wherever on the planet besides america.
The Latin American powerhouse has registered practically 2.three million instances of the brand new coronavirus and greater than 84,000 deaths, and the numbers have continued to rise quickly.
However Bolsonaro is a fierce critic of stay-at-home measures, arguing the financial ache they lead to is worse than the virus itself.
The president has appeared to proceed flouting virus precautions even after his analysis.
On Thursday he was seen going for a spin on his motorbike and chatting maskless with a staff of groundskeepers exterior the presidential palace.
The identical day he admitted in a stay Fb video that he was feeling “a bit wretched at being imprisoned right here.”
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