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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus again

By Rajan Nath -- July 23, 2020 1:03 pm -- Updated:July 23, 2020 1:07 pm

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has again tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. His office informed that Bolsonaro would extend his two-week quarantine and suspend his upcoming travel plans.

Bolsonaro was tested positive for coronavirus for the first time on July 7. He has been facing criticism for flouting social distancing and taking the pandemic for casual.

Earlier when he was tested positive, he informed media persons about the same. He had said that "Look at my face. I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendations.”

Jair Bolsonaro, 65, had compared the virus with the little flu. He had said that it would be nothing but “little flu” if he were to get infected.

The Brazilian president has often seen in public shaking hands with supporters, at times even without a mask that too when the experts across the world are asserting the need to maintain social distancing.

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Brazil has so far reported 2,231,871 cases out of which 82,890 have died due to the pandemic while 1,532,138 have been cured and discharged.

-PTC News

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