Jair Bolsonaro
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Wikimedia Commons)

After months of downplaying the coronavirus pandemic, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday that he has tested positive for the virus.

“I’m well, normal,” Bolsonaro said, The Associated Press reported. “I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to the medical recommendations.”

Bolsonaro disclosed his illness as his country has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil, the world’s sixth-most populous country, trails only the U.S. in the number of cases and deaths, with roughly 1.5 million and 65,000, respectively.

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