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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Virus He Dismissed as a “Fantasy”

1 month ago   |   By Vanity Fair

The far-right Brazilian president and Trump ally has downplayed COVID-19, while eschewing social distancing and mask-wearing.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was with the US ambassador to Brazil just days before testing positive for COVID-19

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was with the US ambassador to Brazil just days before testing positive for COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday announced he'd tested positive for COVID-19, just days after visiting the US Embassy in Brasília.
Bolsonaro went to the embassy on Saturday for a July 4th celebration.
Photos of the event showed the Brazilian president interacting closely with the US ambassador to Brazil.
Neither were wearing masks or social distancing in the images.
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President Jair Bolsonaro was at the US Embassy in Brasília and closely interacting with America's top diplomat in the country just days before announcing he'd tested...
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'Life goes on': Brazil's Bolsonaro tests coronavirus positive

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Brazilian leader has repeatedly played down the threat from COVID-19, describing it as 'a little flu'.
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Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus' severity.
Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia.
“I'm well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can't due to medical recommendationS,” Bolsonaro said.
The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask. He has said that his history as an athlete would protect him from the...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The 65-year-old leader revealed the result Tuesday on national TV. Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the virus' dangers, despite Brazil suffering the world's second-largest outbreak. (Image credit: Andressa Anholete/Getty Images)
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus But Says He Feels ‘Perfectly Well'

1 month ago   |   By Time

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19 in an escalation of the health crisis that has engulfed Latin America's largest economy.
“I'm perfectly well,” Bolsonaro told CNN Brasil in a live interview, after announcing the result of his test. He added he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria medicine he's been touting as being effective against the virus though its use hasn't been authorized by most health experts globally and could carry dangerous side effects.
The 65-year-old president, who during his campaign to reopen the economy called the virus “just a little...
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By ABC News


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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

1 month ago   |   By RT

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has revealed he tested positive for the coronavirus. Bolsonaro, who has been criticized for downplaying the virus, was tested on Monday after developing symptoms including a fever.
The bombshell revelation was made by Bolsonaro during a televised interview on Tuesday. The president said he started feeling unwell over the weekend, adding that he is being treated with antibiotics and the anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 after repeatedly flouting public health recommendations

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has flouted public health recommendations, has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed on Tuesday.
The Brazilian president has garnered a reputation as an anti-science leader.
In March, Bolsonaro described COVID-19 as "just a little flu."
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed on Tuesday.
The Brazilian leader was tested for coronavirus on Monday, and spoke to supporters from a distance shortly thereafter.
"I've came back from the hospital now, I've done...
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