According to new reports, it appears that Brazilian President Jari Bolsonaro has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Reports out of Brazil had initially indicated Bolsonaro had tested positive, and his son appeared to confirm this to Fox News earlier Friday, adding that further testing was being done to confirm the diagnosis and the second set of testing was expected later in the day.
However, in a subsequent appearance on "America's Newsroom," Eduardo denied his father had ever tested positive.
“I don’t have this information,” he replied. “The information I have is the results that just came up telling that he is negative for coronavirus. I never listened that it was positive in the first exam. This is something that I don’t know. But, uh, everything’s good now.”
Bolsonaro then told Smith, to his knowledge, this was his first test for the virus.
A reasonably reliable Brazilian newspaper is reporting, based on sources with first-hand knowledge inside the presidential palace, that Bolsonaro’s first test was positive for COVID-19. A second more reliable test was performed; results available today: https://t.co/mvLWYuvGsE— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 13, 2020
He is reportedly doing a second round of testing for additional confirmation. https://t.co/3DXKnjVpQv— Global: MilitaryInfo (@Global_Mil_Info) March 13, 2020