Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for covid-19. Coronavirus has now killed more than 65,000 Brazilians since its inception, over 1.6 million coronavirus cases have been recorded in the country, making it the second most highest hit country after USA.
Mr. Jair Bolsonaro was alleged to have disregarded social distancing measures and has reportedly downgraded the threat of coronavirus after Brazil recorded her very first case. The president has been accused by citizens both home and abroad for his reckless nature of handling the pandemic. According to them, the president allowed the virus to spread across Brazil which is now overwhelmingly unbearable as health officials are exhausted and how it has killed many Brazilians.
Jair Bolsonaro fell ill after a 4th July meeting he and his ministers graced. In pictures, American ambassador to Brazil together with Jair Bolsonaro and other ministers in attendance sat shoulder to shoulder without masks on.
– Coletiva no Palácio do Alvorada – 07 JULHO de 2020. https://t.co/FCKPt1yh5l
— Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) July 7, 2020
The president however thanked all who prayed and rooted for him duringthistryingtimes. “Thank you to all those who prayed for me and rooted for me. I’m fine, thank God. Those who have criticized me, that’s fine they can continue to criticize me” he said