Marcelo Queiroga, Brazil’s Health Minister, has tested positive for COVID-19 hours after accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States.
The Brazilian government made the announcement on Tuesday night.
Queiroga will remain in New York in quarantine, the government’s communications office said.
“The minister is doing well,” the statement said.
It added that the rest of the delegation tested negative for the virus.
The minister was with Bolsonaro, who had a meeting with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on Monday.
“The other members of the delegation have been tested and are negative,” an official press release by the Brazilian government reads.
Last week, Queiroga disclosed that he got vaccinated earlier this year with the Chinese-developed Sinovac vaccine, but did not clarify when he received the shot.
Bolsonaro, who contracted the virus in July 2020, has refused to be vaccinated, while he continues to push unproven treatments for the deadly disease.