Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed on Tuesday.
The Brazilian leader was tested for coronavirus on Monday and spoke to supporters from a distance shortly thereafter.
“I’ve came back from the hospital now, I’ve done a lung screening, my lung is clean, OK? I went to do a COVID exam a while ago, but everything is okay,” Mr. Bolsonaro said to supporters outside the presidential palace in Brasília, while urging them to keep their distance.
He was wearing a mask at the time.
As being reported, he took his fourth COVID-19 test on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature.
Brazilian President has repeatedly played down the risks posed by the virus. In March he called the virus “a little flu” and said that he would not be seriously affected by it.