Brazilian president in self-quarantine after returning home Wednesday as a member of his delegation to the UN General Assembly tested positive for COVID-19.
🚨A diplomat from the Brazilian delegation tested positive for Covid ahead of the #UNGA.— Raquel Krähenbühl (@Rkrahenbuhl) September 20, 2021
The person -from the advanced team - is staying at the same hotel as the Brazilian president- who is not vaccinated against Covid.
The move came after the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), the country's health authority, requested that Jair Bolsonaro and the rest of his delegation go into isolation after Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga announced Tuesday on Twitter that he had tested positive for the virus during the Brazilian leader’s trip to New York for the annual gathering of world leaders.
A statement issued by the Palácio do Planalto, the official residence of the president, said the delegation will remain in quarantine for five days, after which PCR tests will be requested.
Queiroga tested positive for COVID-19 a day before his expected return from the US to Brazil and had to go into quarantine at a hotel in New York and delayed his return.
Podium at #UNGA being sanitized before President Biden appears - this following a speech by Brazilian Pres. Bolsonaro, who is unvaccinated. https://t.co/AvczQ3oUXg pic.twitter.com/T9ASeb8wlX— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) September 21, 2021
A young diplomat who was part of a team preparing Bolsonaro's visit also tested positive for the virus on the weekend and was isolated.
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