Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he was taking antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak, chuckling in an online video about “mould” in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation after catching coronavirus.
“I just did a blood test. I was feeling kind of weak yesterday. They found a bit of infection also. Now I’m on antibiotics,” Mr Bolsonaro said in a livestream video, without elaborating on the infection.
He tested positive for coronavirus on July 7 and then negative last Saturday.
“After 20 days indoors, I have other problems. I have mold in my lungs,” he said, referring to nearly three weeks he spent at the official presidential residence.
His wife, Michelle, tested positive on Thursday, according to a statement from the presidential palace.