Jair Bolsonaro can’t catch it.
Following the diagnosis of coronavirus and its subsequent quarantine, which he previously described as “awful,” the Brazilian president admitted Thursday that he now has “mold” in his lungs.
“I had a blood test. Yesterday I was feeling kind of weak. They found a bit of infection as well. Now I’m on antibiotics, “Bolsonaro said in a live broadcast video. He did not elaborate on the specifics of his condition.
“After 20 days inside, I have other problems: I have mold in my lungs,” he added.
Bolsonaro tested negative for COVID-19 last Saturday after an 18-day quarantine.
In addition to her own health problems, Bolsonaro̵7;s wife also tested positive for the virus on Thursday – just 24 hours after speaking at a public event with her husband in Brazil.
“She is in good condition and will follow all established protocols. The first woman is being accompanied by the medical team of the Presidency of the Republic,” Bolsonaro’s office said in a statement.
During his quarantine period, the Brazilian leader was also bitten by large emu-like birds while on a walk outside his official residence.
Brazil is currently the second worst country affected by the coronavirus, after the United States, with 2.5 million confirmed cases and more than 90,000 deaths.
Bolsonaro has been widely criticized in the country for his handling of the crisis, and in the past has come out with protesters against home visitation and quarantine orders.