- A Brazilian government official who recently attended a meeting with US president, Donald Trump, in Florida has tested positive for coronavirus
- The official, Fabio Wajngarten, is the communication secretary of the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro
- The communication secretary had traveled with President Bolsonaro who held a meeting with his US counterpart at the at Donald Trump's resort in Florida
- Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
A Brazilian government official who recently attended a meeting with US president, Donald Trump, in Florida has tested positive for coronavirus, Brazilian officials said on Thursday, March 12.
Fabio Wajngarten, the communication secretary of the Brazilian president on Saturday, March 7, posted a photo of himself standing next to the United States president, Aljazeera reports.
READ ALSO: Rebecca Akufo-Addo: First Lady gives startup kits to 180 women across Ghana
The communication secretary had traveled with President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil who held a meeting with his US counterpart at Donald Trump's resort in Florida.
However, after reports surfaced about the Bolsonaro aide, Trump has said he was not concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus.
READ ALSO: Coronavirus: President Trump announces travel restrictions for Europe
"Let's put it this way: I'm not concerned," Trump told reporters while meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in his office.
The US president said he had heard about the aide's exposure but that "we did nothing very unusual".
Meanwhile, former vice president Atiku Abubakar has again called on the federal government to use power at its disposal to ensure the lives of Nigerians are protected against the deadly coronavirus.
Yenkasa: Coronavirus: Is Ghana ready? | #Yencomgh
READ ALSO: Captain Philips actor Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson diagnosed with coronavirus
Enjoyed reading our story? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news! Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.