USAToday reported that a senior adviser to President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for the coronavirus, Brazil media reported, only 5 days after he was among a group of officials who met with President Trump.
Fabio Wajngarten is Bolsonaro’s communications secretary and he recently posted a photo of himself standing next to President Trump at jis Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday. The development was reported by Brazil’s Globo TV and other outlets.
On Wednesday, the White House said that President Trump has not been tested for coronavirus. He has been in contact with several lawmakers who have self-quarantined because they were also in contact with people who have been tested positive for COVID-19.
Brazilian media reported that Bolsonaro was also being tested for the virus Thursday.
ABCNews reported that President Trump on Thursday did not respond to multiple shouted questions in the Oval Office about whether it is being reconsidered that he get tested for the virus after reports a Brazilian official he met last weekend had tested positive.
But the President did state that he is “not concerned” as he awaits an update on the test results from Brazil concerning a press aide to Brazil’s president who attended a dinner with Trump at his Florida resort.
“I did hear something about that,” President Trump said when asked about Jair Bolsonaro himself being tested.