Brazil health minister tests positive for COVID-19
Marcelo Queiroga will be quarantined in the US
Published in 22/09/2021 - 13:37 By Agência Brasil - Brasília
Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga on his social media announced he tested positive for COVID-19. Queiroga was part of President Jair Bolsonaro’s entourage in New York for the 76th United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The minister said he “will be quarantined in the US, observing all sanitary security protocols.” “Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health will remain firm in its efforts to tackle the pandemic in Brazil.”
According to a note from the president’s press advisers, tests were conducted on the remaining members of the entourage, all of which came out negative. The minister is feeling OK.
Bolsonaro and the rest of his entourage are taking off back to Brazil on Tuesday evening (Sep. 21).
Translation: Fabrício Ferreira - Edition: Fábio Massalli / Nira Foster
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