Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he “tested negative” for COVID-19, after local reports claimed the opposite.
Bolsonaro made the announcement on Twitter, saying he does not “believe the fake news of media”.
Earlier, his son Eduardo Bolsonaro immediately denied the media reports that claimed the president tested positive for deadly epidemic.
“Too many lies and little information. Coronavirus exam done with the team that was with Jair Bolsonaro in the U.S. has not yet been completed,” Eduardo said in a Twitter message.
“There are always those people who tell lies in the media and if the story is confirmed they say ‘I