Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Quiroga tested positive for Covid-19 while in New York with the Brazilian delegation attending the United Nations General Assembly.
And the Ministry of Health in that country had reported on Tuesday evening the positive of its owner, who will now have to stay 14 days in quarantine in the American city.
The wallet indicated that Quiroga is fine and that tests were conducted on the rest of the delegation, without indicating any other positive, according to Brazilian media G1.
While in New York for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the health minister attended the first session on Tuesday, in which Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, delivered a speech criticizing the Covid passport and defending unproven treatments. .
Then, in preparation for his return to Brazil, Quiroga tested positive, after which the president himself informed him that he had to remain in quarantine in New York, while he returned to South America. Country, UOL collection.
Quiroga’s positive was the second on Bolsonaro’s trip to the United States. The other diagnosed case is that of a member of the president’s ceremonial team who has not been in contact with the authorities and is still in quarantine in the North American country.
Unlike Bolsonaro, who did not receive the Covid-19 vaccine, Quiroga was vaccinated with the two corresponding doses, specifically CoronaVac.
The Brazilian president was an exception among world leaders who attended the General Assembly for not receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, and has even caused controversy in New York, where city authorities require a certificate of vaccination to access enclosed spaces such as restaurants, cinemas or theaters. Thus, unlike the rest of the delegations, Bolsonaro and his entourage were seen eating pizza on the city streets.
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