A diplomat from President Jair Bolsonaro’s entourage (non-party) in the United States tested positive for covid-19, according to Raquel Krahenbuhl, Globo News correspondent in Washington.
See, below, the journalist’s publication on her social networks, in the original version, posted in English.
🚨A diplomat from the Brazilian delegation tested positive for Covid ahead of the #UNGA.
The person -from the advanced team – is staying at the same hotel as the Brazilian president – who is not vaccinated against Covid.
— Raquel Krähenbühl (@Rkrahenbuhl) September 20, 2021
The Brazilian president is in the US because he is speaking this Tuesday (21st), at the opening of the UN General Assembly, in New York. Bolsonaro and his entourage have been the subject of the international press four times since they arrived at the hotel in the North American city.
::Isolado, Bolsonaro will address the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN)::
In the last one before the suspicion of covid in the entourage, Jair Bolsonaro was criticized in reports that expose the fear of experts that the UN event will become a super-disseminator of the delta variant of the new coronavirus, as seen in the image below.
Before that, he had already made the news on Sunday night (19th) when he had pizza at a restaurant in New York where products are served on the sidewalk. Is that the municipality requires proof of vaccination for entry into restaurants and other establishments with public access. See an example below, from a report by British newspaper The Independent, which cites Jair Bolsonaro’s insistence on challenging sanitary rules.
Even before that, on his arrival in New York on the same Sunday, the Brazilian had drawn negative attention from the international press when he had to enter through the back doors of the hotel where he is staying, by order of the US Secret Service (responsible for security at international authorities), to avoid a demonstration against him at the main entrance of the establishment, where the press was also waiting.
Nobody saw him coming, it was the protest against him that became the news on his arrival. The report below was distributed by the international news agency AFP, and reports on the protests at the hotel, the fear that the president bears for his refusal to be vaccinated and the pizza he had to eat in the street. And the UN Assembly hasn’t even started.
Edition: Vinícius Segalla