Brazil’s Bolsonaro waves off worry about positive Covid-19 result

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive Covid-19. The 65-year-old president, who has made a point of ignoring social distancing guidelines, eschews mask-wearing, and railed against lockdown, has also dismissed the disease as a “little flu”. More than 65,000 people have died of the disease in the country.

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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