Bolsonaro aide who met Trump tests positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump shook hands and had dinner Saturday with anti-gay Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

The government also communicated with USA authorities so they can take cautionary measures, the Brazilian statement said.

The former governor said in a written statement that he was alerted Thursday by the Brazilian Embassy that a member of President Jair Bolsonaro's delegation had the virus.

One of the Brazilian officials, Fabio Wajngarten, has just tested positive for coronavirus.

"We had dinner in Florida at Mar-a-Lago with the entire delegation", Trump told reporters on Thursday (Friday NZT) in the Oval Office. A video from the event also showed him standing directly behind both presidents as they addressed a crowd.

Rubio later told CNN that he's getting a second opinion about self-quarantining after shaking Bolsonaro's hand this week.

A top aide to the Brazilian president who came in contact with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report on Thursday. We sat together, but we did nothing unusual.

In other words, The president and vice president had *some* interactions with the individual who tested positive for coronavirus.

The White House released a statement Thursday saying President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence don't need to be tested for coronavirus because they had "almost no interactions" with a Brazilian official who tested positive. Wajngarten is reportedly still waiting for the results of a second test.

When asked about meeting with the Brazilian official, Trump said Thursday that he's not anxious. "I don't think it's a big deal": President Trump asked about getting a coronavirus testThe president said he feels "extremely good" after being asked about coronavirus testing.

Trump's administration and Congress have struggled over how to react to the virus and COVID-19, the disease it can cause that in some cases can be deadly.

Trump on Monday tweeted: "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant".

There have been more than 126,000 cases of the virus worldwide since its outbreak late a year ago in China, and over 68,000 people have recovered.

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