Brazil’s Supreme Court Chief Justice tests positive for the coronavirus

. Sep 14, 2020
Explaining Brazil #125: Brazil's Supreme Court at a crossroads Luiz Fux, with President Bolsonaro in the background. Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR

Just days after being sworn in as Brazil’s new Chief Justice, Luiz Fux said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

According to the Supreme Court’s press service, Chief Justice Fux sought medical assistance after “noticing an increase of body temperature.” The statement adds that he suspects the infection happened during a family gathering on Saturday.

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court held an inauguration ceremony for the new Chief Justice — which multiple authorities were present including the leaders of Congress and President Jair Bolsonaro. Over 50 guests attended the event.

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Gustavo Ribeiro

An award-winning journalist, Gustavo has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. He has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets and founded The Brazilian Report in 2017. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

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