Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga continues to test positive for covid-19. he informed on your Twitter profile who underwent an RT-PCR test whose result was positive, which prevents him from returning to Brazil.
“I keep working from a distance to speed up the immunization of Brazilians. Thanks to everyone who is rooting for me. I have no symptoms and soon I will be back”, said the minister.
Queiroga has been in isolation in New York, USA, since September 21, when he discovered that he had become infected. He was the second person in President Jair Bolsonaro’s entourage at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) to be contaminated.
They arrived in the North American country on September 19th. Thus, this Saturday (2), Queiroga completes 13 days in New York. According to the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, the minister’s quarantine should cost at least R$30,000. He is staying at the Intercontinental Barclay hotel, where the cheapest room, for 14 days, costs at least $5,735.
Since arriving in the United States, Bolsonaro and his companions have been the target of frequent protests, largely because of Bolsonaro’s insistence not to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus and to indicate treatments that have already been proven to be ineffective for the disease.
At one point, Queiroga lost patience when the vehicle he was occupying faced a protest against the Brazilian entourage in New York. He got up from his stool, leaning his face close to the person sitting next to him to make obscene gestures through the window against the protesters.
Edition: Vinícius Segalla