Brazil’s Well being Minister Marcelo Queiroga examined constructive for COVID-19 hours after attending the UN Common Meeting within the Large Apple on Tuesday, authorities officers stated.
Queiroga will now quarantine within the metropolis for the subsequent 14 days and Brazilian diplomats won’t attend conferences on the annual gathering till Friday, CNN Brasil reported.
The well being minister is a part of the Brazilian delegation accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro, who opened up the Common Meeting with a speech on Tuesday.
“The minister is doing effectively,” an announcement from Brazil’s communications workplace stated. The remainder of the delegation examined detrimental for the virus.
Throughout his keep, Queiroga was reportedly filmed shaking arms with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson — who on Tuesday met with President Joe Biden on the White Home, according to journalist Raquel Krähenbühl.
Queiroga advised CNN Brasil that he’s doing nice.
Bolsonaro has confronted criticism for being the only unvaccinated G20 chief.
New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio on Monday blasted Bolsonaro for attending the Common Meeting regardless of not receiving the jab.
“We have to ship a message to all of the world leaders, together with most notably Bolsonaro from Brazil, that if you happen to intend to come back right here, it’s essential to be vaccinated,” de Blasio stated whereas holding his every day briefing.
“In case you don’t need to be vaccinated, don’t hassle coming as a result of everybody ought to be secure collectively.”
With Publish wires