Brazilian President Zaire Bolsonaro, who was caught with COVID-19 earlier this month, said everyone would probably shrink the coronavirus at some point, “so face it”.
“I know I’m going to catch it one day, because I think unfortunately almost everyone here is going to catch it in the end,” the BBC quoted the president as saying during a visit to the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul on Friday.
“What are you afraid of? Face it,” he said.
“I feel sorry for death. But people die from so many things every day. That’s life.”
In Friday’s comment, Bolsonaro said he was taking antibiotics for an infection that weakened him after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Balsonaro said he had spread my “lung mold” even after spending almost a month apart at his presidential residence.
The president tested positive for the coronavirus in July, but since then everything has been clear.
According to official data, Bolsonaro tested four COVID-19s in 18 days and tested positive three times.
On Thursday, his wife, First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro, and the country’s science, technology and innovation minister, Marcos Pontes, tested positive for the virus, the BBC reported.
Two of the president’s closest aides are now sitting at home after a positive test – Citizenship Minister Annex Lorenzini and Education Minister Milton Ribeiro.
Bento Albuquerque, who is in charge of the mining and energy department, and Augusto Heleno, the head of the company’s security cabinet, tested positive in March, but recovered quickly.
Bolsonaro has previously compared COVID-19 to a “slight flu” and complained about the lockdown system and their impact on the economy.
Brazil currently has the second largest number of coronaviruses and deaths at 2,6622,4855 and 92,4755, respectively.