Brazil president Bolsonaro nonetheless exams optimistic for virus


Brasilia, July 22

Brazil’s authorities says President Jair Bolsonaro continues to be testing optimistic for the coronavirus following his July 7 announcement.

The optimistic take a look at Tuesday got here after a follow-up verify on July 15. The authorities says he stays in good well being.

The World Health Organisation says the median time from onset to medical restoration for gentle circumstances is roughly two weeks.

The authorities say Bolsonaro will preserve holding videoconferences as an alternative of face-to-face conferences. He needed to cancel a visit to northeastern Brazil. At least 4 members of Bolsonaro’s Cabinet have been identified with coronavirus.

Bolsonaro repeatedly dismissed the illness as a “little flu” and infrequently mingled in crowds, generally with out sporting a masks. He is treating his COVID-19 with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, though it has not been confirmed efficient towards the virus and will be harmful for some individuals.

Brazil’s authorities says the nation has recorded greater than 2 million confirmed circumstances of coronavirus and greater than 81,000 deaths.   That’s second solely to the United States in each classes, in keeping with a tally by Johns Hopkins University. — AP

 



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