Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he could have had Covid again

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro believes that he could have recently been reinfected with COVID-19, he said on Thursday during his weekly social media broadcast, TASS reports. 

"A few days ago, I had symptoms of possible reinfection [with coronavirus]. I took ivermectin. I was fine the next day," he said without clarifying whether he was tested. At the same time, the leader slammed those who criticize alternative medicine even if their effectiveness is yet to be proven scientifically.

Bolsonaro first was diagnosed with COVID-19 on July 7, 2020. The president then started taking hydroxychloroquine for treatment. According to Bolsonaro, his condition improved a few hours after taking the medicine. At the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier halted hydroxychloroquine trials as a potential Covid treatment medicine, citing research saying that it has no positive effect for recovery.

More than half the Brazilian cabinet had COVID-19 apart from Bolsonaro.


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