Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month, said that everyone may be infected with the coronavirus at some point, so “face it head-on”.
The BBC quoted the president as saying to reporters during a visit to the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul on Friday: “I know I will be caught one day because, unfortunately, I think almost everyone will eventually catch it. .”
He said: “What are you afraid of? Face it.”
“I regret death. But people die from many things every day. That is life.”
Friday’s speech came the day after Bolsonaro said he was taking antibiotics for an infection that made him weak after the coronavirus diagnosis.
Bolsonaro said that after nearly a month of quarantine in the quarantine area of the Presidential Palace, he “has no mold.”
The President tested positive for the coronavirus on July 7, but everything has since become clear.
According to official information, Bolsonaro has conducted four COVID-19 tests within 18 days and performed three positive tests.
According to the BBC, his wife, First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro (Michelle Bolsonaro) and the country’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Marcos Pontes (Marcos Pontes) presented the virus on Thursday. Positive reaction.
After testing positive, two close aides of the President have also been quarantined at home-Citizenship Minister Onyx Lorenzoni and Education Minister Milton Ribeiro.
Three other ministers, Bento Albuquerque, who is in charge of mining and energy, and Augusto Heleno, who is in charge of the institutional security cabinet, tested positive in March but recovered quickly. Up.
Bolsonaro has previously compared COVID-19 with a “small flu” and complained about lockdown measures and their economic impact.
Brazil currently has the second highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths, at 2,662,485 and 92,475, respectively.