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Friday, 31 July 2020

Brazil's President Bolsonaro says he has 'mould' in his lungs and has been feeling weak as his wife tests positive for Coronavirus


Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro has said he has 'mould' in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation after testing positive for Coronavirus.


The 65-year-old also said in his weekly Facebook live address that the antibiotics he has been taking for an undisclosed illness has left him feeling weak.


He said: "I've just taken a blood exam. I was a bit weak yesterday. They have also found a bit of an infection. I'm taking antibiotics now. It must have been those 20 days inside the house, we catch other things. I've caught mold, mold in my lungs. It must be that."


The far-right president spent nearly 20 days in semi-isolation, after testing positive for the virus on July 7 and on July 25, he announced via Twitter that he had tested negative.


His wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, the Science and Technology Minister has also tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement from the President's press office on Thursday, July 30.


In his Thursday address, the President also thanked God and hydroxychloroquine for his health.


"I'm healed from COVID. I have antibodies, no problems. In my particular case, I first thank God, and secondly, the medication prescribed by the presidential doctor: hydroxychloroquine," Bolsonaro said.


"The following day, I was already OK. If it was a coincidence or not, I don't know. But it works," the president added.





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