Donald Trump ‘Not Concerned’ After Bolsonaro Aide Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Saturday, 14 Mar, 2020

It marks the first time that someone known to have the virus was in close proximity to the president.

Wajngarten was with Bolsonaro when the Brazilian president met with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida days earlier.

Mr Trump was seen in one photograph standing directly next to Mr Wajngarten.

Following the positive test, one of Trump's closest confidantes, United States senator Lindsey Graham, has gone into self-quarantine after he attended the same meeting. He attended a Cabinet meeting on March 4 that was chaired by President Emmanuel Macron and Parliament sessions last week, where at least five lawmakers have tested positive. He had been asked about his attendance at the CPAC conference, where another person was also tested positive for coronavirus.

He later posted a photo of the meeting on his Instagram account, adding: "Make Brazil Great Again" as a caption.

She also indicated that neither Trump nor Pence meant to self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.

Grisham said under government guidelines "there is now no indication to test patients without symptoms, and only people with prolonged close exposure to confirmed positive cases should self-quarantine".

Trump said he is "not concerned" about the possible consequences of the interaction he had with Bolsonaro, Wajngarten, and their team.

Trump said on Thursday he was not concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus after dining last week with Bolsonaro, whose press aide tested positive.

"He's doing a terrific job in Brazil and we'll find out what happens". "I don't know if the press aide was there, if he was there, he was there". Trump on Wednesday canceled his political travel for the coming weeks, but he has disregarded the advice of medical and public health professionals to stop shaking hands.

On Thursday evening, Bolsonaro delivered a live Facebook broadcast alongside his Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta, while both wore protective masks.

Photo ops of Trump or Pence getting tested, they said, would be inconsistent with a message that people should follow the recommendations of their doctors and that healthy Americans are likely to stay healthy. Gaetz isolated himself from the others on the plane and sat in a section of the plane by himself.