SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazil’s health minister tested positive for the coronavirus in New York on Tuesday after President Jair Bolsonaro spoke at the United Nations General Assembly.
The Brazilian government said in a statement that Marcelo Quiroga was in good health and would remain in isolation in the United States.
He got his first shot of the coronavirus vaccine in January.
Other members of the Brazilian government in New York tested negative for the virus, the statement said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Bolsonaro spoke at the General Assembly, flouting the requirement for all attendees to be vaccinated against the virus.
Sick last year with COVID-19, the disease that may be caused by the coronavirus, Bolsonaro has said several times over the past week that he remains without vaccinations. He said getting a shot is a personal, medical decision.
Quiroga was photographed side by side with Bolsonaro on several occasions this week. On Tuesday morning, he tweeted a picture with First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro. Quiroga had breakfast with several employees of the investment fund in New York on Monday.