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Brazilian president’s aide tests positive for coronavirus days after Trump visit

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Brazilian President  Jair Bolsonaro’s press officer, who also visited U.S. President Donald Trump at his resort in South Florida last weekend, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, Brazilian officials said Thursday.

Communications chief Fabio Wajngarten submitted himself for testing this week and the result was positive, an official said.  Wajngarten was with Bolsonaro on the trip to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., last Saturday. The Brazilian president has also been tested.

Earlier Thursday, the US President insisted he is not concerned about being exposed.
“We did nothing very unusual, we sat next to each other for a period of time,” he told reporters in the Oval Office, referring to Bolsonaro.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham in a statement issued later said: “Both the President and Vice President had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time.”
She added: “The White House Medical Unit and the United States Secret Service has been working closely with various agencies to ensure every precaution is taken to keep the First & Second Families, and all White House staff healthy.”

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