Brazilian president Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
Updated: 2020-07-08 13:22:42 KST
The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced that he's been infected with the coronavirus.
He made the announcement Tuesday on national TV.
Bolsonaro has previously downplayed the seriousness of the virus, and was often seen in public without a mask even after a federal judge ordered him to wear one or be fined.
He said he was feeling well thanks to hydroxychloroquine, a malaria treatment that has not been proven effective against COVID-19.
Testing positive has not stopped him from dismissing the seriousness of the virus even though Brazil currently has the second most infections and deaths in the world after the U.S.