PM Modi Wishes 'Speedy Recovery' For Brazil President From COVID-19

PM Modi on Twitter mentioned “prayers and greatest needs” for Jair Bolsonaro’s speedy restoration. (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi despatched greatest needs to Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro who has examined optimistic for coronavirus and prayed for his speedy restoration.

“My good friend President Jair Bolsonaro, my prayers and greatest needs in your speedy restoration,” the Prime Minister mentioned in a tweet, which he additionally re-posted in Portuguese.

Jair Bolsonaro introduced on Tuesday he had examined optimistic for the coronavirus however mentioned he was feeling “completely nicely” and had solely delicate signs.

The far proper chief has brought about large controversy in Brazil for repeatedly flouting containment measures and minimizing the danger of the virus, which has killed 65,000 folks within the South American large and contaminated 1.6 million.

“On Sunday, I wasn’t feeling very nicely. On Monday, it acquired worse once I began feeling drained and a few muscle ache. I additionally had a 38-degree (Celsius) fever (100.four Fahrenheit). Given these signs, the presidential physician mentioned there was suspicion of COVID-19,” Mr Bolsonaro mentioned, including that he then went to the hospital to obtain a lung scan.

However he insisted he was feeling “good, calm” and took off his face masks to emphasise the purpose.

He mentioned his spouse, First Woman Michelle Bolsonaro, was additionally examined.

In an interview with CNN Brasil following his prognosis, Mr Bolsonaro mentioned he would keep away from in-person conferences within the close to future. “I am not going to see anybody for conferences. Every little thing might be achieved through video convention and I’ll hardly ever meet folks if I have to cope with the extra reserved matter,” he mentioned.

Mr Bolsonaro had reassured supporters on Monday that his lungs have been “clear,” after being examined.

This week’s optimistic outcome got here simply days after he attended a July 4th commemoration occasion with the US Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman. In accordance with a photograph posted to the President’s official Fb web page, Mr Bolsonaro was on the Ambassador’s residence with Mr Chapman for the occasion. Pictures from the gathering present Mr Bolsonaro not sporting a masks or observing social distancing.

Brazil is the second worst-hit nation on the planet by the pandemic after america.

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