Brasilia: Brazil’s first lady and a fifth member of President Jair Bolsonaro’s Cabinet have tested positive for the new Covid- 19, officials said Thursday. Science and Technology Minister Marcos Pontes said in his twitter that he tested positive after experiencing flu like symptoms and headache. Now he is in home isolation.
According to the presidency’s press office, later that Michelle Bolsonaro’s, 38, also tested positive. The statement said she appeared to be in good health, but would follow established protocols. President Bolsonaro told reporters on July 7 he had been diagnosed with the Covid- 19 and was then confined to the presidential palace in capital Brasilia for more than two weeks. He announced he tested negative on Saturday.
He participated in his first public event on Wednesday, to recognize rural women workers, along with his wife. They were joined by Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina and the minister of women, family and human rights, Damares Alves.