Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s daughter-in-law and 11-month-old granddaughter have tested positive for COVID-19.
Heloisa Bolsonaro, who is married to São Paulo Congresswoman Eduardo Bolsonaro, announced the discouraging news to her Instagram followers on Monday, four days after her husband revealed he was infected.
Heloisa Bolsonaro said her daughter, Georgia Bolsonaro, had only mild symptoms, including a fever and a runny nose.
“The first day we felt bad, now thank goodness we are fine,” she wrote. “And thanks to a drug I just took and got better right away. Impressive.’
“Thank god she doesn’t have a fever anymore and she is super willing, eating and playing,” added Heloisa Bolsonaro. “The treatment for her is symptomatic. Novalgina for fever, an anti-allergic agent to relieve the runny nose and discharge and lots of nasal rinses.’
It is the second time the president’s daughter-in-law has contracted the virus.
The 11-month-old granddaughter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Georgia Bolsonaro, has been infected with COVID-19. Her mother said she had mild symptoms, including a runny nose and fever
Heloisa Bolsonaro, wife of Brazilian congresswoman Eduardo Bolsonaro, is infected with the corona virus. It is the second time she has contracted the viral bug. The couple’s daughter, Georgia Bolsonaro, also has COVID-19. Eduardo Bolsonaro contracted the virus after returning to Brazil after being in New York as part of the delegation accompanying his father, President Jair Bolsonaro, to the UN, General Assembly
Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro developed symptoms after returning home after joining President Jair Bolsonaro’s traveling delegation to New York for the United National General Assembly.
Bolsonaro, who broke the news on Twitter Friday morning, contracted COVID-19 after Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive last Tuesday following his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Queiroga is currently in quarantine in New York.
Pedro Guimaraes, the CEO of state lender Caixa Economica Federal, also tested positive on Sunday. He also traveled to New York and has been in isolation since last Wednesday on his return to Brazil.
Brazilian Congresswoman Eduardo Bolsonaro with his daughter, former United States President Donald Trump, and Heloisa Bolsonaro, his wife
Brazilian Congresswoman Eduardo Bolsonaro with wife Heloisa Bolsonaro and daughter Georgia Bolsonaro
Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga is still in New York and in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 last Tuesday. He learned he had contracted the virus after meeting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
President Bolsonaro, who was infected with the virus on July 8, 2020 and had to be hospitalized, showed no positive symptoms and tested negative on Sunday.
Unlike the far-right leader, First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro, who tested positive on July 30, 2020, was vaccinated during her recent visit to New York.
His eldest son, Flavio Bolsonaro, contracted the virus in 2020 and received his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccination shot on July 20, 2021.
President Bolsonaro, who likened COVID-19 to “a little flu” and has criticized the lockdown measures, said in April that he would not vaccinate himself until “the last Brazilian” did.
According to data published by John Hopkins University on Tuesday, Brazil ranks second in the world behind the United States with 594,653 deaths from the coronavirus. The South American country is in third place with 21,366,395 cases.