The eldest son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, announced on Tuesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was asymptomatic.
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“I tested positive for COVID-19, announced in a tweet the elected 39-year-old,“ I feel good and have no symptoms ”.
“I treat myself at home with hydroxychloroquine and azitromycin,” an antibiotic, he added. A treatment that his father has been tirelessly promoting since the start of the pandemic in March in Brazil, despite the fact that various scientific studies have proven its ineffectiveness against COVID-19.
Flavio Bolsonaro, unwavering support of his father, is the target of an investigation for a corruption case when he was elected from the State of Rio de Janeiro.
He is the 4th member of the Bolsonaro family to test positive for the coronavirus which has killed more than 115,000 in Brazil on 2e deadliest death toll in the world behind that of the United States.
Jair Bolsonaro, 65, tested positive in July after refusing to wear the mask and consistently ignoring physical distancing rules with crowds of supporters.
First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro, 38, tested positive at the end of July, and last week the president’s youngest son, Jair Renan, 22, as well.