Brazil’s health minister Marcelo Queiroga, in NYC for UN General Assembly, tests positive for COVID

Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for COVID-19 hours after attending the UN General Assembly in the Big Apple on Tuesday, government officials said.

Queiroga will now quarantine in the city for the next 14 days and Brazilian diplomats will not attend meetings at the annual gathering until Friday, CNN Brasil reported.

The health minister is part of the Brazilian delegation accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro, who opened up the General Assembly with a speech on Tuesday.

“The minister is doing well,” a statement from Brazil’s communications office said. The rest of the delegation tested negative for the virus.

During his stay, Queiroga was reportedly filmed

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