Flávio Bolsonaro Says He Has Covid-19, but Displays No Symptoms

Senator is fourth in the family to be infected with the novel coronavirus

Luciana Amaral

Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ) is with Covid-19, but he has no symptoms of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the deputy of the parliamentarian.

He is isolated at his residence in Brasília. The senator said he was using hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, although there is still no medical evidence for the drugs in the treatment of Covid-19.

The result of the test for the disease, according to Flávio's advisory, came out this Monday (24).

El senador Flávio Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ). (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

The senator is the fourth of the Bolsonaro family to be infected by the virus, with public confirmation. Before him, his father and president of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, and his younger brother, Jair Renan, were already infected.

According to the president and the first lady, both are no longer with the virus. Jair Renan's mother and Jair Bolsonaro's ex-wife, Ana Cristina Siqueira Valle, also posted on social media that her son does not have the virus anymore.

Bolsonaro minimized the pandemic with his statements, placed concerns about the economy above the severity of the disease, and advised against quarantine to reduce contagion.

The president also insisted on chloroquine as medicine for Covid-19, although there is no scientific evidence that it affects the disease. This Monday (24th), Bolsonaro participated in an event at the Planalto Palace to condone hydroxychloroquine treatment.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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