March 18, 2020 / 12:56 PM / 19 days ago

Brazil national security advisor says tests positive for coronavirus - Twitter

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks with Brazil's Minister of Institutional Security Augusto Heleno during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s national security advisor Augusto Heleno said on Wednesday in his Twitter account that he has tested positive for coronavirus, though he did not have any symptoms.

Heleno, 72, a retired army general and one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s closest aides, said he is currently under quarantine at his home while waiting for a second-test confirmation.

Reporting by Gabriela Mello; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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