Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has revealed that his father actually tested negative for the coronavirus.
His son Eduardo Bolsonaro, a congressman told Fox News on Friday after Top Rio de Janeiro newspaper, O Dia reported that the president tested positive for coronavirus.
“The test is negative,” Eduardo told Fox News Channel in an interview.
He also took to Twitter to disclose that himself and his father tested negative for coronavirus.
‘I never told anyone (even the press) that President @jairbolsonaro’s tested positive, ever. Also because this information never came to me. The only information I have is that PR @jairbolsonaro, Min. @Gen_heleno and I tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19.’
I never told anyone (even the press) that President @jairbolsonaro‘s tested positive, ever. Also because this information never came to me.
— Eduardo Bolsonaro?? (@BolsonaroSP) March 13, 2020
On Thursday, President Bolsonaro’s press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten was diagnosed with the virus following their trip to the US for a meeting with President Donald Trump, who later hosted a dinner for them at Mar-a-Lago in Florida on Saturday.
After Mr. Wajngarten was diagnosed on Thursday, President Trump told reporters: “I’m not concerned,” but White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, has played down Mr. Trump’s level of exposure.
She said in a statement on Thursday: “Both the president and vice president had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time.”