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VIDEO: Brazil Health Minister tests positive for Covid at UNGA, shows middle finger to protesters in NYC

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Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for the coronavirus hours after attending the UN General Assembly and will now be quarantined in New York City for 14 days.

The health minister is part of the Brazilian delegation accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro, who delivered the opening speech to the General Assembly on Tuesday. Last week, the minister told CNN that he had been vaccinated with the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine.

According to reports, the infected minister met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson just hours before his reports were made public.

Brazilian news portals quickly reported that Brazil had decided to withdraw from the UNGA. Despite all, Bolsonaro has publicly stated that he will not be vaccinated.


Brazil’s health minister just ahead of testing positive at UNGA was recorded showing middle finger to protesters in New York City. Watch video below:

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