Michelle Bolsonaro Has Virus

President of Brazil has said he's recovered
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2020 5:40 PM CDT
Michelle Bolsonaro Has Virus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife, Michelle, arrive at event Wednesday in Brasilia.   (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

No sooner had Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced his recovery from the coronavirus than his wife tested positive. Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive Thursday, NPR reports. She's in the care of a presidential medical team, the government said. "She is in a state of good health and will follow all established protocols," the government said. Michelle Bolsonaro had spoken at a public event Wednesday; she and her husband were wearing masks.

Earlier this month, she said that she and her two daughters had tested negative after her husband's case was confirmed, per Reuters. The president has called the coronavirus threat exaggerated and was told by a judge to wear a face mask or face a fine. Brazil now has more than 2.5 million reported cases and more than 90,000 deaths. (More Jair Bolsonaro stories.)

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