Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he took a second Covid-19 test since testing positive for the virus on July 7.
He made the statement to a crowd of supporters gathered in front of his presidential residence, video broadcast live on his Facebook page showed.
Wearing a mask and separated from supporters by a small water canal, Bolsonaro said he expects the result to come out soon.
“Tomorrow morning or late afternoon, God willing, it will be negative and I will return to normal. Then on Friday, I will travel to Piaui,” Bolsonaro said referring to a state in the northeast of the country, where he is expected to meet governors.
On July 15, Bolsonaro said he took another coronavirus test that again came out positive.
This is the fourth consecutive day that the far-right president of Brazil left his residence in the afternoon for a walk outdoors to greet his fans.
During the interaction, a supporter asked if she could have breakfast with Bolsonaro on Wednesday but was reminded by the the his aides that she cannot get close, as the president may still be infected.