Brazilian president is infected with Coronavirus 6 days after he dined with President Trump
Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro has been infected with coronavirus according to reports, just six days after he ate with Trump in the United States.
Top Rio de Janeiro newspaper, O Dia, reported that the Brazilian president test has returned back positive for the deadly COVID-19.
This is a follow up after Bolsonaro’s press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten was tested positive for the virus following their visit to the United States for a briefing. His son, a member of the congress was also on the journey.
After the briefing, Donald Trump threw a dinner for the Brazilian president. His aide, Mr. Wajngarten also stopped by the birthday celebration of Kimberly Guilfoyle, an adviser to President Trump’s re-election struggle and the partner of his older son, Donald Trump Jr.
President Trump was in attendance at Kimberly’s party, according to the New York Times.
Mr. Wajngarten, who was carried out a lab test in Sao Paulo collected his positive result on Thursday after displaying symptoms of the virus.
Trump later told reporters that same day: “I’m not concerned,” before White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, debunked President Trump’s rate of exposure.
She said in a statement on Thursday:
“Both the president and vice president had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time.”
She also disclosed that neither President Trump nor Mike Pence has the intention to self-isolate as a precautionary measure.
“There is currently no indication to test patients without symptoms, and only people with prolonged close exposure to confirmed positive cases should self-quarantine. Exposures from the case are being assessed, which will dictate next steps.”
Mr Trump has since ban all flights to the US from Europe apart from UK and Ireland for the following 30 days.
In the United States so far, the number of verified cases of Coronavirus has increased to over 1,200 with over 118,000 cases and 4,290 deaths globally.