Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus


Jair Bolsonaro told CNN Brasil on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Bolsonaro, 65, told the outlet he began feeling poorly on Sunday. The Brazilian president said he is taking hydroxychloroquine and azitheromycin.

Bolsonaro’s response to the coronavirus has been highly criticized. His government has seen two health ministers depart since the beginning of the pandemic — which has hit Brazil with a vengeance in recent weeks — and he has at times downplayed the effects of the coronavirus.

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