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Brazil Environment Minister Salles diagnosed with COVID-19

BRASILIA  - Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement, becoming at least the 15th member of President Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet to be diagnosed with the disease since the pandemic began.
Salles had a light fever but was otherwise well and self-isolating at the direction of doctors, the ministry said.
Bolsonaro, who has sought to downplay the severity of the pandemic, also tested positive for the coronavirus last year.


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