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Brazil's Bolsonaro announces positive coronavirus test

By Li Xiaoxiao | People's Daily app

23:22, July 07, 2020

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends the inauguration ceremony of the Main Space Operations Center of the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite in Brasilia, Brazil, June 23, 2020. (Photo: CGTN)

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday he had tested positive for the coronavirus but said he was feeling "perfectly well" and had only mild symptoms.

"I'm perfectly fine," declared Bolsonaro. The president also confirmed that his lung "was clean" and he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a treatment.

Bolsonaro had done three tests, all of which were declared negative. According to the Brazilian press, the president is 65 years old and is part of the age group considered by experts as a risk group.

(With inputs from AFP)

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