Tests for coronavirus in Fabio Weingarten-head of the Secretariat for public communications under the administration of the Brazilian President-gave a positive result, according to the portal Globo.
Earlier, the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under medical supervision due to suspected coronavirus with Weingarten. Both Brazilians visited the US last week, where they met with US President Donald Trump.
According to the portal, the results of the first test for coronavirus with Weingarten gave a positive result. Now the head of the Secretariat is isolated, and doctors are waiting for the results of repeated tests.
Earlier, Bolsonaro said that he believes the severity of the coronavirus epidemic is exaggerated and blames the media for whipping up panic.