Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes diagnosed with Covid

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Economy Minister Paulo Guedes. Photo: Economy Ministry

Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has contracted the coronavirus, the government confirmed on Monday. He has shown mild symptoms and is in self-isolation, but will continue working remotely. He is the 21st member of the Jair Bolsonaro cabinet to be infected with Covid.

The diagnosis comes after Mr. Guedes spent last week in Washington to attend meetings with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and representatives of G20 countries.