Brazilian president goes for a motorcycle ride, meets people despite being tested positive for coronavirus
Bolsonaro, 65, has been in quarantine at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia since testing positive for the new coronavirus on July 7.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro refused to let his case of coronavirus keep him down Thursday, going for a spin on a motorcycle and chatting maskless with a team of groundskeepers outside the presidential palace.
Bolsonaro, 65, has been in quarantine at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia since testing positive for the new coronavirus on July 7. He had to cancel upcoming travel plans after a new test came back positive again Wednesday.The far-right leader admitted in a live Facebook video Thursday that he was feeling “a bit wretched at being imprisoned here.”
Photographs captured him taking a motorcycle for a spin on the palace grounds, stopping at one point to talk to a team of groundskeepers raking leaves — despite his positive test result and the fact that neither he nor the workers appeared to be wearing face masks.