COVID-19: Brazil President Test Positive Again

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro adjusts his protective face mask during the inauguration ceremony of the new Communications Minister Fabio Faria (not pictured) at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

The office of Brazilian President announced on Wednesday that PresidentJair Bolsonaro has again tested positive for the new coronavirus, 

President Bolonaro’s two-week quarantine has been extended and upcoming travel plans are suspended

The far-right leader, who has faced criticism for downplaying the pandemic and flouting social distancing measures, has been in self-isolation in the presidential palace in Brasilia since first testing positive for the virus on July 7.

“President Jair Bolsonaro’s health continues to improve, under the treatment of the presidential medical team

A (new coronavirus) test carried out yesterday on the president came back positive,” his office statement read.

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