Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. (File photo/Reuters)
SAO PAULO: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he said in a television interview on Tuesday.
He said the fever he had been experiencing had gone down and that he felt “very well”, BCC reported.
He took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature.
Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the risks posed by the virus, calling it “a little flu” and saying that he would not be seriously affected by it.
He has also urged regional governors to ease lockdowns, which he says hurt the economy, and on Monday he watered down regulations on wearing face masks.
(With inputs from agencies)