Bolsonaro Denies Fox News Claims That He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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Donald Trump shakes hands with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro resort in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., March 7, 2020.
Donald Trump shakes hands with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro resort in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., March 7, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for coronavirus, according to a post on his Facebook page on Friday.

Bolsonaro had been tested after his communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, was diagnosed with coronavirus on Thursday following a trip to Florida where both met with U.S. President Donald Trump.

An earlier report by Fox news claimed he had tested positive to the virus.

According to a report on Fox Business Network, the White House on Friday is convening an urgent meeting in the wake of the reports on Bolsonaro.

Fox News also reported that Bolsonaro's test for COVID-19 had come back positive, but gave no source.

Representatives for the White House did not immediately response to a request for comment on the reports.

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