Brazil's Bolsonaro tests negative after coronavirus scare

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Jair Bolsonaro (Photo: Getty Images)
Jair Bolsonaro (Photo: Getty Images)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he has tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a trip on which at least one infected member of his staff rubbed shoulders with Donald Trump.

"The Armed Forces Hospital and (diagnostic laboratory) Sabin have returned a negative test result for COVID-19 for the President of the Republic Jair Bolsonaro," said a post on the far-right leader's Facebook page, along with a picture of him flashing an obscene arm gesture at the press.

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