Jair Bolsonaro just can’t catch a break.
Following his coronavirus diagnosis and subsequent quarantine, which he had previously described as “terrible”, the Brazilian president admitted on Thursday that his lungs now contained “mold”.
“I just did a blood test. I was feeling weak yesterday. Little infection was also found in them. Now I am on antibiotics, ”Bolsonaro said in a livestream video. He did not elaborate on the specifics of his situation.
“After 20 days, I have other problems: I have mold in my lungs,” he said.
Bolsonaro tested negative for COVID-19 last Saturday after 18 days of quarantine.
In addition to her own health crisis, Bolsonaro’s wife tested positive for the virus on Thursday – 24 hours after speaking at a public event with her husband in Brasilia.
“She is in good health and will follow all established protocols. The first woman is leaving with the Republican Presidency’s medical team, ”Bolsonaro’s office said in a statement.
During its quarantine period, the Brazilian leader was bitten by a large, emu-like bird while strolling outside his official residence.
Currently with 2.5 million confirmed cases and more than 90,000 deaths in the United States, Brazil is the second most hit country by coronovirus.
Bolsanaro has been widely criticized in the country for dealing with the crisis, and has been against orders in the past to stay with protesters and stay outside the home.
With post wires