Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro did not test positive for coronavirus, after all
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro AFP

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has not tested positive for the coronavirus, after all.


Reports circulated Friday that the right-wing Bolsonaro had come up positive in an initial test for the virus, but his official Facebook page denied the result.

“Don’t believe the fake news media!” Bolsonaro posted.

Bolsonaro's press secretary tested positive for coronavirus after both he and the Brazilian president met and dined Saturday with President Donald Trump at his Mar-A-Lago resort, where they also mingled with other top U.S. officials and conservative media figures.

Correction: This report initially indicated Bolsonaro had tested positive, based on reports in Brazilian media, but has been updated to reflect the president's denials.