Brasilia: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he is still infected with the coronavirus. He had done the second COVID-19 test a day earlier. Bolsonaro said he has no symptoms and is taking the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine, which is working. He also told me that he has been taking this medicine for the last week. Bolsonaro was first found corona infected on 7 July.
In a live event on Facebook, Bolsonaro said, “I’m fine. Yesterday morning I got the corona test done again. In the evening the report came in which found that I am still infected.” According to an official statement released from the President’s press office, Bolsonaro, 65, is in the high-risk group. He will be quarantined in the presidential palace of Alvorada Palace and will continue to work through a video press conference from there.
Significantly, Bolsonaro has been ignoring the danger of Corona. He has also been opposing tough measures to prevent this. He never expressed his desire to follow the rules implemented for the prevention of corona. Using his powers, he relaxed the law-making Mask mandatory in public places. In many states, such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, masking is already mandatory, but the legislation was enacted to enforce it at the national level, which the President neutralized using veto power. It was mentioned in the original law that it is mandatory to wear masks at public places such as commercial and industrial establishments, religious places, educational institutions, so as to reduce the risk of corona infection. But Bolsonaro called it unconstitutional.