Brazil: The wife of Jair Bolsonaro positive COVID-19

Brésil: L’épouse de Jair Bolsonaro positive à la COVID-19

Brasilia | Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of the brazilian president, has been tested positive for the coronavirus, announced on Thursday that the presidency, a few days after that Jair Bolsonaro said to be restored to its own contamination.

The First lady, aged 38 years, “has been positive to the COVID-19 this Thursday”, said the press team of the presidency, and she “is in good health”.

Jair Bolsonaro, 65 years old, had announced on 7 July to be infected with the coronavirus, he has long called “a little cold” but that has killed more than 90,000 people in Brazil.

Michelle Bolsonaro had indicated four days later having done a negative test.

The head of State has observed a forty in his official residence in Brasilia, making three successive positive tests.

It has reaffirmed more than ever, his unshakeable faith in the hydroxychloroquine, a treatment disputed by scientists and that can have serious side effects.

Thursday, for the first time in three weeks, Jair Bolsonaro was able to make a trip out of the capital, visiting the State nordestin of Piaui. He was surrounded by many supporters and withdrew repeatedly, his mask.

Thursday, also, the contamination of a 5th minister of the government Bolsonaro has been announced, that of the owner of Science and Technology, Marcos Pontes. None of the other four ministers concerned has not been seriously ill.

Brazil is the second country in the world behind the United States, where the coronavirus that kills the most. It now has more than 2.5 million cases of infection.

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