The information that President Jair Bolsonaro had symptoms of covid-19 this Monday made the United States ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, also going to do tests. Last Saturday, the diplomat received the Brazilian president and ministers for a lunch to celebrate US Independence Day. At the time, those present did not wear masks, as photos from the event show.
In a statement, the embassy said Chapman does not show symptoms of covid-19, but that he will still carry out the tests and follow the screening protocols suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in his country.
“Ambassador Chapman had a private lunch, on July 4, with President Bolsonaro, five ministers and deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro. The ambassador has no symptoms, but he is taking the necessary precautions and will do the appropriate tests, following the protocols. tracking system “, informs the embassy note.
The statement also points out that the two governments maintain continuous communication, including on the possible contamination of Bolsonaro. “We wish the best for President Bolsonaro”, concludes the text.
Bolsonaro took a test at the HFA
The president had a fever and was taken for exams at the Armed Forces Hospital in the late afternoon. Upon returning to the Alavorada Palace, he told supporters that he had gone to the hospital on suspicion of covid-19.He also said that he had tests on his lungs and that the organs were fine. He also said that he is already taking hydroxychloroquine.