A Brazilian well being minister who shook palms with a maskless Boris Johnson has examined constructive for coronavirus in New York.
Marcelo Quiroga sat with the British prime minister and new Overseas Secretary Liz Truss throughout a bilateral assembly with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday.
An announcement from the Brazilian authorities mentioned that Mr Quiroga is presently in good well being and can stay in isolation within the US. The well being minister acquired his first shot of a Covid vaccine in January.
The 55-year-old heart specialist was filmed shaking palms with Mr Johnson and can also be considered staying on the similar resort as US President Joe Biden, 78, who’s within the metropolis for the UN’s Basic Meeting.
Queiroga additionally tweeted an image with first girl Michele Bolsonaro and on Monday had breakfast with a number of workers of funding funds in New York.
Mr Johnson was hospitalised and moved to intensive care with coronavirus in April final 12 months and deputised by former Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab whereas he was unwell on the top of the pandemic. He later made a full restoration from the virus.
After his Covid scare Mr Johnson has been a powerful advocate for taking a vaccine and at his assembly with Bolsonaro mentioned “I’ve had it twice” in reference to the AstraZeneca jab.
The Brazilian chief pointed at himself and mentioned “not but,” then laughed.
In an announcement after the assembly, Mr Johnson’s spokesperson mentioned the prime minister had “underlined the significance of vaccines as our greatest instrument to combat the virus and save lives all over the world, and emphasised the necessary position the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has performed within the U.Okay, Brazil and elsewhere.”
Bolsonaro has reduce a defiant determine on the Basic Meeting regardless of being broadly criticised for his response to the pandemic that has killed greater than 590,000 individuals in Brazil.
The Brazilian president flouted the requirement for attendees to be vaccinated towards the virus and once more repeated unproven “early remedy” strategies for Covid-19.
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