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The coronavirus risks within Brazil’s presidency

Brazil's press secretary is tested for Covid-19 after meeting with Donald Trump. And the new defeat imposed by Congress on the government

As the WHO declares Covid-19 a global pandemic, Brazil’s press secretary is tested for the disease (he traveled with President Bolsonaro and met U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend). And the new defeat imposed by Congress on the government.

This text has been updated.

Covid-19 reaches Brazil’s presidential palace

The government’s Press Secretary Fábio Wajngarten has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after returning from an official visit to the U.S. According to Folha de S. Paulo columnist Monica Bergamo, who broke the story, Mr. Wajngarten will get the results today.

Why it matters. Mr. Wajngarten’s office is...

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