The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus.“It came back positive,” Bolsonaro told the group of reporters on Tuesday lunchtime outside his official residence.
The 65-year-old and former military officer repeatedly opposed the idea of a lockdown or social distancing citing the job losses in the country. Even he attended the anti-lockdown protest.
While Brazil becomes the second most affected country after US claiming 1.63 million cases and 65000 deaths, it’s the president still thinks its nothing serious but just more than just a flu.
Bolsonaro’s response to the coronavirus has sparked a domestic and international outcry for the high death toll. Brazil currently lacks a permanent health minister after two were forced from their jobs in less than a month after clashing with Bolsonaro over the pandemic.
Hope, now the country will take this pandemic seriously and save lives.