Brazil has been number two according to coronavirus worldometer for a long time and the worst news just came through. Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian President, has tested positive of COVID-19.
The President has been criticized across the globe for downplaying the impact of coronavirus and the pandemic it has caused. Yesterday, Brazil reported of 1,254 people dying within 24 hours and more than 43,000 positive tests. One of them was the Bolsonaro himself.
According to a Brazil new site, the President is feeling better currently. On Monday evening, he had reported going through the coronavirus test. He also told the public that he saw symptoms during the weekend.
As per reports, the 65-year-old President was feeling unusually fatigued on July 4. He had attended a meeting with members of the cabinet and no one was wearing a mask. The symptoms persisted through Sunday, July 5. On Monday he took medical assistance due to having a 100-degree fever.
How Brazil has acted upon the coronavirus outbreak
The Brazilian President told the public that his lungs were clean and that would take the test for coronavirus. The man had referred COVID-19 as “little flu” and criticized social-distancing protocols issues by local and state governments.
In June, the President was instructed by the federal judge to obey rules levied by local ordinance and wear a mask. He had also disagreed with his own cabinet members over the usage of hydroxychloroquine that could potentially treat coronavirus. However, news about the medication is now all over the Brazilian media right now.
WHO stated that hydroxychloroquine is an immunosuppressive drug used for treating malaria. It leaves little or no impact on severe people admitted with coronavirus.
Currently, Brazil has more than 1.67 million confirmed cases and over 66,000 deaths. Thus, it is one of the worst-hit countries and a lot of people blame the casual approach of the President himself.