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Covid: Brazilian President’s son, agriculture minister test positive

Eduardo Bolsonaro had been vaccinated with the first dose of the Pfizer shot
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Reuters   |   Sao Paulo   |   Published 25.09.21, 12:20 AM

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina and President Jair Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo announced on Friday that they have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing to three the number of close aides to the president recently diagnosed with the virus.

The news comes three days after health minister Marcelo Queiroga announced that he had tested positive while on a trip to the UN General Assembly in New York. Queiroga remained behind in the US to quarantine.

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Eduardo Bolsonaro, who is a congressman, was part of his father’s delegation to New York. He tweeted that he had tested positive for Covid-19, adding that he had been vaccinated with the first dose of the Pfizer shot.

Cristina received her diagnosis one week after meeting with G20 ministers in Italy. “I have tested positive for #Covid19. I am fine. I have cancelled all my in-person meetings and will remain isolated during the medical guidance period,” she said in a Twitter post.



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