Novel Coronavirus infected the President of Brazil
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Bolsonaro came down with symptoms on Monday, including a fever of 38 degrees Celsius, cough and headache, leading to a test at the Brazilian Armed Forces Hospital.
Bolsonaro canceled planned visits to the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais this week, according to the state news agency Agencia Brasil.
The president is considered to be in the high-risk group for COVID-19 due to his age, 65.
Bolsonaro campaigned for continued economic activity and often appeared in public without a face mask and disregarded social distancing.
Brazil has suffered the second largest COVID-19 outbreak in the world, just after the US.
The country's death toll has surpassed 66,000 on Tuesday, with over 1.66 million confirmed cases.