The newspaper also reported that Bolsonaro’s communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, tested positive for the virus, but is still waiting the results of a second test. Two sources confirmed his positive test to CNN.
Fabio Wajngarten, the press secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for coronavirus, two sources tell CNN. He was at dinner with Trump at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night, took a photo with him and later attended Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly GuilfoyleNew Trump super PAC formed after accusations of misconduct Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' Trump unhappy with Guilfoyle backing Greitens: report MORE’s birthday party.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) March 12, 2020
Both Bolsonaro and Wajngarten visited Florida last week, including a meeting with President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE at Mar-a-Lago, where they were planning to discuss trade, Venezuela, the Middle East and other issues. The two presidents reportedly shook hands, and Wajngarten stood next to Trump and Pence for a photo that he posted on his Instagram.
President Trump told reporters Thursday that he was not concerned about Wajngarten’s diagnosis.
Concern over the coronavirus spreading has dominated global headlines. Brazil’s outbreak thus far has remained largely contained, with 52 confirmed cases, while the U.S. has confirmed more than 1,300 cases and 38 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.