President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19, AP reports.
Bolsonaro confirmed the results of the test and said the following: “I feel fine. I even want to take a walk here, but I can’t due to doctors’ recommendations,” said Bolsonaro, who was wearing a mask.
Bolsonaro often appeared in public without a mask, shook supporters’ hands and talked to the crowd. He declared that the fact that he used to be an athlete would protect him from the coronavirus and that the virus would be nothing more than a ‘slight flu’, if he was infected.
He has said several times that there is no measure to prevent the infection of 70% of the population and that the local authorities’ restrictions will eventually lead to greater hardships.