Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s chief of staff, Army General Walter Souza Braga Netto, has examined positive for Covid-19, his workplace stated on Monday, changing into the seventh Brazilian minister to have contracted the illness.
Braga Netto is doing effectively and has no signs, the workplace stated in a press release. He will stay in isolation till a brand new examination and medical analysis is carried out, and can proceed to work remotely.
Last week, Bolsonaro’s spouse and one of his ministers examined positive for Covid-19. Bolsonaro additionally contracted the illness however his newest take a look at confirmed he was now not contaminated.
On Monday, Bolsonaro informed reporters he was high quality and was already cured, after the president final week reported that he had “mold” in his lungs and was taking antibiotics. He didn’t give extra particulars about his medical situation.
Brazil has the second-worst coronavirus outbreak on the planet after the United States. The South American nation has registered greater than 2.75 million circumstances of the virus for the reason that pandemic started, whereas the official loss of life toll has risen to 94,665, in accordance to well being ministry knowledge.