Communications Minister Fabio Faria announced on Thursday in a video on social media that he tested positive for covid-19. Faria said he had a low fever and a headache, but now he is feeling well. The minister also reported that he was using a compound of drugs, including hydroxychloroquine, which has no proven effectiveness against the disease.
Faria said he had been monitoring health since last week, when he was at a dinner at which participants tested positive for the disease. The dinner in question took place at the home of the Minister of the Federal Audit Court Bruno Dantas, and became known as the meeting to seal the peace between the Mayor, Rodrigo Maia, and the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes.
After dinner, the Minister of the Government Secretariat, Luiz Eduardo Ramos, and Senator Eduardo Braga (MDB-AM) tested positive for the disease.
Yesterday, Faria went to the Planalto Palace to deliver the bill that proposes the end of the postal monopoly of the Post Office and granted an interview without wearing a protective mask.
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