Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended the July 4 celebration with Todd Chapman, the U.S. ambassador to Brazil, shortly before being tested for the coronavirus.
The event happened on Saturday, according to a photo posted that day on the president’s official Facebook page. In the photo, Bolsonaro is standing next to several U.S. and Brazilian officials, in which Bolsonaro said it was Chapman’s residence.
No one in the photo is wearing a mask. Chapman is seen with his arm around the president; He also shared a photo of the event on Twitter saying he was “honored” to host Bolsonaro on July 4th.
Bolsonaro was tested for coronavirus on Monday night, and is expected to receive results on Tuesday, the president’s communications team said in a statement.
“The president is in good health at the moment and in his residence,” the statement added.
Chapman will also be tested for coronavirus. The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia wrote on Twitter late Monday that Chapman will conduct Covid-19 tests and follow CDC protocols.
Other senior U.S. and Brazilian officials were at the event, including the U.S. Defense Attack, Bolsonar’s Secretary of State, and Bolsonar’s Chief of Staff.
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