Brazilian president's 37-year-old son test positive for COVID-19

Brazilian president’s 37-year-old son becomes second government official to test positive for COVID-19 following trip to New York for UN General Assembly

  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, tweeted Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 
  • The São Paulo Congressman is the second member of the president’s traveling party infected during trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York
  • President Bolsonaro, who is not vaccinated, tested negative and is in isolation
  • Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga received a positive coronavirus test  on Tuesday and had to remain in New York quarantining  

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, has revealed on Twitter that he is infected with COVID-19.

The 37-year-old São Paulo Congressman became the second member of the hardline leader’s traveling contingent to test positive for the coronavirus following a trip to United Nations General Assembly in New York.

‘Despite the diagnosis, I’m feeling fine and I started treating myself immediately,’ Eduardo Bolsonaro wrote Friday morning. ‘Thanks for the hundreds of get-well wishes I’ve received. I’ll be back soon.’

‘(I hope this post is not deleted),’ he added. 

São Paulo Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, son on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, revealed Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 following his return from New York where he attended the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week. He had previously tested negative after Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga’s coronavirus test drew back a positive result Tuesday

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has not tested positive for the coronavirus after Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga learned he was infected Tuesday in the middle of their trip to the U.N. General Assembly in New York

Eduardo Bolsonaro along with his father, First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro and 16 other Brazilian cabinet members and workers all drew negative tests after Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday following a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson’s test came back negative.

The far-right president – who contracted the virus in 2020, blasted critics for his handling of the pandemic, once compared the virus to a ‘little flu,’ and raised doubts over the vaccine – said during his weekly livestream on Thursday that he knew two vaccinated people in Brasilia who had contracted the virus recently, without naming them.

‘Today it came to my knowledge that two well-known people here in Brasilia have contracted the virus. I have spoken to both of them on the phone’, said President Bolsonaro, who is in isolation. 

Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga is still in New York and quarantining after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. He learned he had contracted the virus after meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose test came back negative

Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, tweeted Friday that he was infected with the coronavirus

Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro took to Twitter on Friday to share that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, just three days after he had tested negative in New York upon learning that Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga had been infected

Unlike his unvaccinated father, Eduardo Bolsonaro also shared on Twitter that he had previously taken the first immunization jab. 

‘We know that the vaccines were made faster than standard. I took the first dose of Pfizer and contracted COVID,’ he wrote. ‘Does this mean the vaccine is useless? I do not believe. But it’s one more argument about the health passport. Studies on side effects and efficacy are now taking place.’

Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina, who is vaccinated, also took to Twitter on Friday to break the news that she has also contracted the ravaging bug.

Her positive test came a week after meeting with G20 ministers in Italy.

According to John Hopkins University data updated Friday, Brazil is second in the globe behind the United States with 592,964 coronavirus deaths and it is third behind the U.S. and India with 21,308,178 confirmed cases.

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