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Fifth minister tests positive for COVID-19 in coronavirus-plagued Brazil

Brazil's science and technology minister, Marcos Pontes, said that he had tested positive for COVID-19 Lebanon, news ,lbci ,أخبار Brazil, coronavirus, COVID-19,Minister,Brazil's science and technology minister, Marcos Pontes, said that he had tested positive for COVID-19
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Fifth minister tests positive for COVID-19 in coronavirus-plagued Brazil
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Brazil's science and technology minister, Marcos Pontes, said on Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the fifth minister in President Jair Bolsonaro's government to be diagnosed with the virus.

Pontes made his announcement on Facebook, saying he was quarantining and working remotely.
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"I just tested positive for the new coronavirus," he said. "I'm well, just a bit of flu symptoms and a headache."

Bolsonaro also tested positive for the coronavirus but said last weekend that his latest test had come back negative after weeks quarantined in his residence.

Brazil has the world's second-worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, behind the United States. Brazil set daily records on Wednesday for new COVID-19 cases and related fatalities. The 69,074 new confirmed cases and 1,595 additional deaths, reported by the Health Ministry, pushed the country past 2.5 million infections and 90,000 killed.


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