Army Commander tests positive for the coronavirus

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President Jair Bolsonaro (left) and General Edson Pujol. Photo: Isac Nóbrega/PR

The Army reported on Wednesday that General Edson Pujol has tested positive for the coronavirus, adding that he is isolating at home and currently asymptomatic. Gen. Pujol was admitted to Brasília’s Armed Forces Hospital on Saturday to undergo a surgical procedure, when a pre-op coronavirus test came back positive.

A recent report revealed that Army barracks have become coronavirus hotbeds, with the military proceeding with mandatory military service activities during the pandemic. Almost 20 percent of coronavirus tests applied to both instructors and trainees until September 10 came back positive for SARS-CoV-2.

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