- Title: Bolsonaro aide tests positive for coronavirus as country prepares
- Date: 12th March 2020
- Summary: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (MARCH 12, 2020) (REUTERS) (MUTE) VARIOUS, EMPLOYEES AT BROKERAGE FIRM OFFICE VARIOUS, EMPLOYEES AT WORK CHIEF ECONOMIST OF BRAZILIAN BROKERAGE FIRM VEEDHA, CAMILA ABDELMALACK, AT DESK (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) CHIEF ECONOMIST OF BRAZILIAN BROKERAGE FIRM VEEDHA, CAMILA ABDELMALACK, SAYING: "We're in a moment of panic, (which is) inevitable. A moment of risk-aversion, but it's global, it's not just the Brazilian economy. Of course, we have some factors that after all this movement of fear with the epidemic and also with the shock of oil prices passes, we have some housework to finish, which are the economic reforms." VARIOUS, EXCHANGE HOUSE EXCHANGE RATES ON PANEL RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (MARCH 12, 2020) (REUTERS) TOURISTS SIGN FOR TOURIST TRAIN VARIOUS, TOURISTS AT LOCAL ATTRACTION TOURIST TRAIN CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE SEEN ON HILL TOURISTS PEOPLE USING HAND SANITIZER (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) UNIDENTIFIED LOCAL TOURIST, SAYING: "It's just the worry that I think everyone has. You just take precautions to not get it." VARIOUS, STAND SELLING HAND SANITIZER PERSON BUYING HAND SANITIZER STAND WITH HAND SANITIZER FOR SALE
- Keywords: COVID-19 Chief of the Secretariat of Social Communication Fabio Wajngarten Jair Bolsonaro
- Reuters ID: LVA003C4R0KSN
- Location: SAO PAULO, BRASILIA, AND RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- City: SAO PAULO, BRASILIA, AND RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Duration: 00:03:35
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, has been diagnosed with coronavirus following a second confirmatory test, the presidency's communications office said on Thursday (March 12).
Wajngarten accompanied Bolsonaro on a recent trip to the U.S. and posted a photograph on Instagram standing next to Donald Trump. In the statement, Brazil said it had already notified U.S. authorities of the positive test.
Brazilian markets were also battered on Thursday, with stocks diving 16% and the currency touching a historic low as fears over economic damage from the global coronavirus pandemic triggered a selloff.
The real fell below 5.00 per dollar for the first time ever, extending losses this year to as much as 20% and prompting another round of dollar-selling intervention from the central bank.
(Production: Pablo Garcia, Sergio Queiroz)
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