According to a spokesperson, the minister has a mild fever, but is doing well; Salles to fulfill quarantine in Brasilia
The Minister of the Environment, Ricardo Salles, was diagnosed with Covid-19 this Tuesday, 16. According to information from the press office, the minister “presented a slight fever, but he is well”. He will be quarantined in Brasilia. There is still no information as to whether the minister will step away from the portfolio or stick to the agenda remotely. Salles is the 15th senior member of the federal government to be infected with the new coronavirus. Before him, in late January, Vice President Hamilton Mourão had been diagnosed with Covid-19. In addition to the president Jair Bolsonaro, have already tested positive for the disease André Mendonça (Justice), Tarcísio Freitas Infrastructure) Eduardo Pazuello (Health), Fábio Faria (Communications), Augusto Heleno (Institutional Security Office), Bento Albuquerque (Minas e Energia), Milton Ribeiro (Education ), Onyx Lorenzoni (Citizenship), Marcos Pontes (Science, Technology and Innovations), Wagner Rosário (Comptroller General of the Union), Braga Netto (Civil House), Jorge Oliveira (General Secretary).