Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, on Friday, March 13, tested positive for the global pandemic, coronavirus, just some days after his meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States (US) in Miami.
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According to the New York Times, Bolsonaro was known to have said that the virus is only a fantasy.
The president had earlier said: “During the past year, obviously, we have had moments of crisis. A lot of that is fantasy. And coronavirus, which is not [what] all the mainstream media makes it out to be.”
However, Bolsonaro was seen with a face mask at Palácio da Alvorada, his official residence. For now, the president is awaiting the counter-proof result that will confirm his health status in relation to the virus.