Tổng thống Donald Trump sẽ biết tin vào thứ Sáu, liệu Tổng thống Brazil Jair Bolsonaro đã thử nghiệm có dương tính với coronavirus hay không.
Bolsonaro đang được kiểm tra căn bệnh này sau khi thư ký báo chí Fabio Wajngarten thử nghiệm dương tính với coronavirus.
Bolsonaro, Wajngarten và nhân viên là khách tại Mar-a-Lago cuối tuần qua.
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Trump đang lo ngại có thể bị lây lan qua tiếp xúc.
Nhà Trắng cho biết gia đình Trump sẽ không đi kiểm dịch.
Thượng nghị sĩ đảng Cộng hòa Lindsey Graham cho biết ông sẽ tự kiểm dịch và được kiểm tra về coronavirus sau khi có mặt tại Mar-a-Lago vào cuối tuần.
Thượng nghị sĩ Rick Scott của Florida cũng đã gặp phái đoàn Brazil tại Miami vào đầu tuần này.
Scott nói rằng ông ta sẽ tự cách ly ‘hết sức thận trọng’
President Donald Trump will learn on Friday whether Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus; the two men shook hands during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night+25
From left: Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump, and Fabio Wajngarten, the communications secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The three men posed for a photo on Saturday at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida+25
Several members of the first family were at the Winter White House that night where there was a birthday party for Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., in addition to the working dinner for the Brazilian delegation. TOP ARTICLES1/5READ MOREPolice shoot a man dead and two others arekilled after separate Melbourne stabbing attacks
Wajngarten, who was at the dinner and the birthday party, tested positive for the virus, setting off a chain of events on Thursday, including a test for his boss. Brazil has 25 confirmed cases of coronavirus and zero deaths thus far.
The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald reported Bolsonaro took the test: ‘The result should be ready. But the presidential palace is now saying the result will only be released Friday, which likely means he had a second test, and that one takes longer,’ he wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he would self-quarantine and be tested for the virus. The South Carolina senator was at Mar-a-Lago this weekend.
‘Senator Graham was at Mar-a-Lago last weekend. He has no recollection of direct contact with the President of Brazil, who is awaiting results of a coronavirus test, or his spokesman who tested positive,’ Graham’s office said in a statement.
‘However, in an abundance of caution and upon the advice of his doctor, Senator Graham has decided to self-quarantine awaiting the results of a coronavirus test. This is a precautionary measure. He will continue to work from home,’ his office noted.
Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida also said that he will self-quarantine after he met with the Brazil delegation, which included Wajngarten.
President Trump, who was photographed standing next to Wajngartenn and Vice President Mike Pence at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, said Thursday he was ‘not concerned’ about possibly contracting the virus.
‘Let’s put it this way: I’m not concerned,’ Trump told reporters Thursday while meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office. +25
The president hosted his Brazilian counterpart, Bolsonaro (right), for a working dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday+25
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump, and Fabio Wajngarten pose with ‘Make Brazil Great Again’ caps+25
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined President Trump in toasting Kimberly Guilfoyle at her birthday party at Mar-a-Lago+25
The head table of Don Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump, Lara Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at Guilfoyle’s birthday bash
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham addressed the situation before reports of Bolsonaro’s test.
‘The White House is aware of public reports that a member of the Brazilian delegation’s visit to Mar-a-Lago last weekend tested positive for COVID-19; confirmatory testing is pending. Exposures from the case are being assessed, which will dictate next steps. Both the President and Vice President had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time,’ she said, referring to Wajngarten.
‘As stated before, the White House Medical Unit and the United States Secret Service has been working closely with various agencies to ensure every precaution is taken to keep the First & Second Families, and all White House staff healthy,’ she noted.
‘To reiterate CDC guidelines, there is currently no indication to test patients without symptoms, and only people with prolonged close exposure to confirmed positive cases should self-quarantine,’ Grisham said. ‘We are monitoring the situation closely and will update everyone as we get more information.’
Wajngarten accompanied his boss on the Florida visit, which included meetings with officials and the dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
The encounter was the latest brush Trump has had with the coronavirus. An attendee at CPAC, the annual conservative conference that the president addressed at the end of February, tested positive for the virus.
The American Conservative Union, which sponsors the conference, was quick to say the person had no direct contact with Trump or Pence, who also spoke. But three lawmakers went into self-quarantine because they did and all had contact with the president: new White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Rep. Doug Collins and Rep. Matt Gaetz.
Gaetz was also at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night for the dinner and birthday party. Additionally, the Florida Republican flew back to Washington D.C. with the president on Air Force One on Monday.
The president has not been tested for the coronavirus, according to the White House. +25
Sen. Lindsey Graham – with Kimberly Guilfoyle – speaking to dinner guests at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night; Graham said he would self-quarantine and be tested for the virus+25
Senator Rick Scott (left), the Republican from Florida, is seen next to Bolsonaro at a seminar in Miami on Monday.+25
Scott is seen shaking hands with Bolsonaro at the event. Scott announced on Thursday that he will self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution