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Bolsonaro has second positive coronavirus test

. Jul 15, 2020
Brazil's Bolsonaro has second positive coronavirus test Jair Bolsonaro during cabinet meeting. Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR

Over one week since announcing he had tested positive for coronavirus, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro took a subsequent Covid-19 test which has shown he is still carrying the virus, says CNN Brasil.

On July 5, Mr. Bolsonaro reported that he had developed a high fever and Covid-19 symptoms. He promptly took a coronavirus test the following day, which came back positive. Since then, he has been isolating at home, staying out of the spotlight, and conducting all of his presidential business via teleconference.

He claims his condition has improved and he is not suffering from any Covid-19 symptoms. Mr. Bolsonaro credits this progress down to taking antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which he has tipped as a potential cure for the disease, despite a lack of scientific conclusions to that end.

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Euan Marshall

Originally from Scotland, Euan Marshall is a journalist who ditched his kilt and bagpipes for a caipirinha and a football in 2011, when he traded Glasgow for São Paulo. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics and the connection between the two, he authored a comprehensive history of Brazilian soccer entitled “A to Zico: An Alphabet of Brazilian Football.”

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