The Communications Office of the Presidency said in Brazil
Today, Thursday, Communications Minister Fabio Waggarten is infected with the emerging coronavirus, after a second analysis confirmed his infection.
Wagngarten accompanied Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on a trip to the United States recently, and posted a picture on “Instagram” showing him standing next to US President Donald Trump.
In the statement, Brazil said it had already informed the US authorities of the minister’s injury.
President Trump said today, Thursday, that he is not worried about exposure to the emerging coronavirus after having dinner last week with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been confirmed by tests by his Communications Minister Fabio Waggarten.
The dinner was held at Trump’s Maralago resort, in Palm Beach, Florida, last Saturday.
“Let me formulate it this way, I am not worried,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office.
He added that he heard of the aide being injured, but “we didn’t do anything extraordinary.”
He mentioned that he and Faradkar chose not to shake hands when the Irish leader arrived in the White House to attend a traditional meeting on the memory of St. Patrick.