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

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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