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Brazil: Bolsonaro’s spokesman tests positive for virus

Otavio Rego Barros, spokesman for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The 59-year-old former army general “ishome following all recommended protocols” after his positive test result was confirmed on Tuesday, the president’s office says.

More than 20 top Bolsonaro officials have tested positive for the virus, including communications chief Fabio Wajngarten and National Security Minister Augusto Heleno. Bolsonaro himself says he tested negative.

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