President Bolsonaro, Covid-19 and the Implications on Brazil

Brazil President Bolsonaro, who has consistently belittled the threat posed by the coronavirus while his country became the world’s second-most cases and deaths, tested positive for Covid-19

Reporter Shannon Sims explains the implications this has for the Latin American nation

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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.

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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)

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