Coronavirus touches the top world leaders like Brazilian president who tests positive after his meeting with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Washington Post reported.
Major Rio de Janeiro newspaper reporting that Brazil president’s first test has come back positive for Wuhan coronavirus. The pathogen was found in the organism of Mr Bolsonaro less than a week after meeting with President Trump.
COVID-19 touched the Brazilian leader one day after it was revealed his press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, tested positive for the infection originated in China.
Meanwhile, the White House announced on Thursday that neither Trump nor Pence would not “require” testing for the coronavirus based on his interactions with Wajngarten. As the Oval Office insists, Mr Trump did not have a lengthy interaction with Wajngarten.
“The White House is aware of public reports that a member of the Brazilian delegation‘s visit to Mar-a-Lago last weekend tested positive for COVID-19; confirmatory testing is pending. Exposures from the case are being assessed, which will dictate next steps,” Grisham said. “Both the president and vice president had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time.”
At the same time, Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who also met with Brazilian delegation, decided to enter a self-quarantine on Thursday. Any contacts with the Wajngarten and Bolsonaro could be dangerous.
President Trump has commented on the weird situation when he and Leo Varadkar opted not to shake hands when the Irish leader arrived at the White House for the traditional St Patrick’s Day meeting.
“It’s a very strange feeling,” Trump said of not shaking hands.
As of Friday, COVID-19 has infected more than 1,700 people in the United States, and 40 people have died, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker. Another source, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds that symptoms of coronavirus can surface two to 14 days after being infected.