Brazil's first lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, President Jair Bolsonaro's press office announced in a statement. I was feeling a little weak yesterday. He added doctors found "some infection". "Now I'm on antibiotics", Mr. Bolsonaro said in a livestream video, without elaborating on the infection.
"After 20 days sitting at home, you come down with other problems. I got some mold in my lung, maybe that's it", he said.
Bolsonaro made the announcement after undergoing a new test: "RT-PCR for Sars-Cov 2: negative".
Bolsonaro had also spent the day visiting the city of Sao Raimundo Nonato, in the state of Piaui, and was due to visit the southern Rio Grande do Sul state today.
Brazil is now the second worst-hit country by the coronavirus, after the United States, with 2.5 million confirmed cases and over 90,000 deaths. "She is in a state of good health and will follow all established protocols", the government said.
The country registered record daily numbers of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus Wednesday, sending its overall death toll surging past 90,000 people.
Meanwhile, in the United States, the death toll from the coronavirus topped 150,000, maintaining the country's number one position on the global COVID-19 hierarchy.
He again touted the medication Thursday, but did not say whether his wife was taking it.
In his Thursday address, the President also thanked God and hydroxychloroquine for his health.
The President, who described the coronavirus as "influenza", He spent nearly 20 days fulfilling a remote agenda at his official residence in Brasilia, the Alvorada Palace.
Just 24 hours ago, Michelle Bolsonaro attended a public event in Brasilia with her husband, wearing a mask as she delivered remarks about a rights initiative for women in rural and indigenous communities.
"In the Northeast, people's incomes are lower than the national average, so its residents are more susceptible to that (the benefit)" Lavareda said by phone.