Jair Bolsonaro, the President of Brazil had reported on Wednesday that he has been testing positive of coronavirus for over two weeks. However, he has finally been recovered from the virus and the final test has come negative.
Jair Bolsonaro had reported that he was working in a semi-isolation mode from the presidential residence since he tested positive on July 7. Initially, he experienced a low-grade fever, but there were no serious symptoms. After suggesting the usage of the controversial malaria drug of hydroxychloroquine for a long time, the president informed that he was consuming it repeatedly as he believed that the drug helped him.
According to a study published by the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, medical professionals were asked to not use hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus. The drug causes collateral damage and doesn’t cure one of COVID-19.
Jair Bolsonaro had been downplaying the virus for a long time and was often seen strolling on the grounds of the presidential palace to meet supporters. He had also been doing so when he tested positive. He had announced on Tuesday that he wishes to test negative for the third time to get back to work. However, the tests were positive on Wednesday.
Brazil President recovers from coronavirus on the fourth test
On Saturday, Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had tested negative after suffering from coronavirus since July 7. He attributed his recovery to the malaria drug. However, there are no proofs to suggest that he works.
He tweeted about the same and put a picture holding a packet of hydroxychloroquine to suggest that it is effective for coronavirus cure.
– RT-PCR para Sars-Cov 2: negativo.
– BOM DIA A TODOS. pic.twitter.com/CkdV59yGXP
— Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) July 25, 2020
The pandemic has majorly exploded in the country with most infections and death rates after the United States. They have reported more than 2.3 million cases with over 84,000 deaths. The numbers are going on increasing. However, Bolsonaro has been a huge critic of stay-at-home norms and argued about economic pain. The result can be seen in terms of the virus spread.
The President has continuously shown how he didn’t take precautions seriously even after diagnosis. He spun around in his motorcycle and spoke to people without wearing a mask.