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- Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro vetoes the mandatory use of face masks in shops, temples and schools in Brazil
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro underwent a test on Monday on suspicion of coronavirus, the results of which will be released on Tuesday, his press office reported.
"The president is currently in good health and is at his residence," he said in a statement, without giving further details.
According to CNN Brasil, Bolsonaro, a skeptic of the pandemic, told one of his reporters that he is having some symptoms of the coronavirus, including 38º fever, and that an X-ray of the soldiers was done at the Hospital of the Armed Forces. lungs
He also told her that she is taking hydroxychloroquine preventively.
In a video recorded by one of his followers with whom he often speaks outside his official residence in Brasilia, the president, wearing a white mask, said that he had just returned from the hospital, where he made a "lung plaque."
"The lung is clean, okay? I'm going to do a covid test in a little while, but it's all good," he said after warning that he couldn't get too close to his supporters.
According to the Brazilian media, the president had preventively canceled his official commitments this week.
On his agenda for this Tuesday, there is a meeting with the Minister of the Government Secretariat, Luiz Eduardo Ramos, in the afternoon.
The president, 65, has previously had three tests to detect the coronavirus. In May, he was forced by the Supreme Court to deliver the results, which were negative.
Since the start of the pandemic, Bolsonaro has minimized the disease and participated in various public events without wearing a mask, in addition to criticizing the social isolation measures implemented in various states.
On Saturday, Bolsonaro published photos on social networks in which he is seen with his face uncovered along with several ministers and the Washington ambassador in Brasilia, during a lunch celebrating United States Independence Day.
And this Monday he vetoed two other articles of the law on the use of face masks in public places to face the pandemic in Brazil, the second country in the number of deaths and confirmed cases , after the United States.
According to the last official balance, this Monday, 1.6 million people were contaminated and 65,487 died of covid-19 in Brazil.
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