President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Coronavirus

The negative impact of the novel Coronavirus is becoming damaging by the day in the Western hemisphere. The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for coronavirus, according to local media.

According to Guardian of UK, the reports of a positive test come after Bolsonaro’s press secretary was found to have the disease following a trip to the US. His son Eduardo Bolsonaro, a congressman who was also on the trip, tweeted that his father “is not exhibiting any signs of the disease”

Bolsonaro dined with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night and videos and photos, including some on Wajngarten’s own Instagram account, showed the press secretary, Bolsonaro and Trump all in close proximity. “I’m not concerned,” Trump told reporters on Thursday.

Bolsonaro has downplayed the crisis. On Wednesday, he said “Other flus kill more than this” and has also called concern over coronavirus “oversized”.