BRASILIA – Brazilian health authorities recommended this Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro and the delegation that accompanied him to the UN serve a quarantine after the positive case of COVID-19 from the Minister of Health in New York City.
In a note sent to the Presidency, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) transmitted the “recommendation” in force for these cases, which implies a 14-day quarantine for all members of the entourage, for having been in contact with the Minister Marcelo Queiroga.
The head of Health, who had already applied the two doses of the vaccine, arrived in New York on Sunday on the plane that transported Bolsonaro and 18 other members of the delegation, and will remain for the next 14 days confined in a hotel of that city after having tested positive shortly before returning to Brazil, on Tuesday night.
While in New York, Queiroga participated in numerous official activities and was with the president in a meeting with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and in meetings with other global personalities, such as former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, today the UN High Commissioner. for Human Rights.
PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO IS NOT VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19
Likewise, Queiroga circulated through the United Nations compound and through the streets of New York, where he was even seen with Bolsonaro and part of the Brazilian delegation eating pizza on a sidewalk, because the president could not enter restaurants because of not be vaccinated against COVID-19.
In his speech before the UN General Assembly, Bolsonaro exposed his denial of the pandemic, opposed the “health passport” and even defended the use of remedies of doubtful efficacy against COVID-19, which is the subject of investigation in Brazil on suspicion that it may have aggravated the situation in the country.
Brazil is one of the most affected countries in the world, along with the United States and India, and already exceeds 591,000 deaths and 21.2 million cases.
Bolsonaro was admitted at dawn to the Hospital of the Armed Forces of Brasilia with abdominal pain and after having suffered repeated hiccups in recent days.
The delegation led by Bolsonaro included six of his 23 ministers, for whom Anvisa also recommended preventive quarantine.
They are the holders of Foreign Relations, Carlos França; Justice, Anderson Torres; Environment, Joaquim Leite; Tourism, Gilson Machado; Institutional Security, Augusto Heleno; and the General Secretariat, Luiz Eduardo Ramos, as well as the president of the public bank Caixa Económica Federal, Pedro Guimaraes.
Likewise, the quarantine recommendation is extended to the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, and to the deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, one of the five children of the president and who was also part of the delegation that traveled to New York.