Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, once again tested positive for coronavirus, CNN Brazil said on Wednesday, citing the far-right leader underwent a new check on Tuesday. Bolsonaro, who is in a high-risk group at the age of 65, said he would stay in quarantine at his official residence in Brasilia from in which he would continue video conferencing.
The far-right president has caused a considerable uproar in Brazil over regularly flouting lockdown measures in place. It is to prevent the spread of the virus, first tested positive a week before. He admitted by telephone interview with CNN on Monday that he “can’t bear this routine of sitting at home,”.
He said he was “anxiously” waiting to be given the all-clear to leave the building. So, he told the TV channel since July 6 that he has had no symptoms. It includes fever or breathing difficulties. And he added that he continues to take hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug.
The drug introduces into several countries as a cure for COVID-19. But its efficacy formally proves, and the problem divides the global scientific community profoundly. He expects to take a new examination “in the days to come.”
Bolsonaro is in quarantine in the presidential palace. It is with those who have already contracted the virus since his diagnosis on 7 July.
It’s a far cry from his usual everyday routine that involves leaving the residence to meet his supporters. Also, frequently ignoring measures of social distance and without wearing a face mask. In addition to taking part in video calls, in the official residence gardens, Bolsonaro has seen feeding rheas. It is a bird species native to South America similar to ostrich and emu. One even had him pecked. Brazil is the world’s second-worst affect nation by COVID. It is after the United States with more than 74,000 deaths and 1.9 million cases.