- Title: Brazil's Bolsonaro appears outside following positive coronavirus test
- Date: 12th July 2020
- Summary: BRASILIA, BRAZIL (JULY 12, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BOLSONARO OUTSIDE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE ALONGSIDE OTHER OFFICIALS BOLSONARO ENTERS PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, DEPARTS
- Embargoed: 26th July 2020 18:06
- Keywords: Alvorada Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro COVID-19 case coronavirus palace positive recovery test
- Location: BRASILIA, BRAZIL / INTERNET
- City: BRASILIA, BRAZIL / INTERNET
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003CMI74G7
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- Story Text: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took in some sun outside the presidential palace in Brasilia on Sunday (July 12) just days after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
Bolsonaro, who in a Twitter post on Sunday said, "the collateral effects of the fight against the virus cannot be worse than the virus itself," was seen wearing a striped jersey and wearing a white face mask.
Bolsonaro has been heavily criticized for leading what many call a "botched" response to the spread of the coronavirus in Brazil. In the past, he has dismissed the disease as "a little flu".
Brazil is the world's No. 2 coronavirus hotspot after the United States and recorded 1,071 new deaths from the outbreak on Saturday (July 11), with a total of 1,839,850 confirmed cases and 71,469 total deaths the Health Ministry said.
On Thursday (July 9), the Brazilian Press Association filed a criminal complaint to the Supreme Court against Bolsonaro, after he took off his mask in a televised interview in which he announced he had tested positive.
In its complaint, the press association alleged that Bolsonaro had committed at least two crimes related to putting someone's life or health at imminent risk and failing to prevent the spread of an infectious disease.
(Production: Leonardo Benassatto, Patrick Alwine)
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