March 18, 2020 / 12:50 PM / 12 days ago

Brazil national security advisor says tests positive for coronavirus - Twitter

SAO PAULO, March 18 (Reuters) - Brazil’s national security advisor Augusto Heleno said on Wednesday in his Twitter account that he has tested positive for coronavirus, though he did not have any symptoms.

Heleno, 72, a retired army general and one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s closest aides, said he is currently under quarantine at his home while waiting for a second-test confirmation. (Reporting by Gabriela Mello Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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