Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

first_img“Don’t believe in the fake news media!” he wrote.Media reports said earlier that Bolsonaro had tested positive for coronavirus and was awaiting the results of a second test to confirm.Bolsonaro, who had previously called coronavirus fears “overblown,” was left in a delicate position Thursday by news that his communications chief, Fabio Wajngarten, had tested positive for COVID-19.The test result came after a trip to the United States during which both Bolsonaro and Wajngarten met Saturday with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and a slate of other top US officials. Topics : Wearing a face mask, Bolsonaro said in a video address Thursday night that he would know “in the next few hours” whether or not he was infected with the virus that has caused a global pandemic.He cancelled a scheduled trip to northeastern Brazil on Thursday and had no events on his agenda Friday.He took his test result as a personal victory.The image he chose to accompany his Facebook post neatly summed up the provocative persona of a president, who has been dubbed the “Tropical Trump.”Bolsonaro, a former army captain who is openly nostalgic for Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985), has repeatedly made the arm gesture — widely known as an “F-U,” “Italian salute,” “Iberian slap,” “bras d’honneur” or, in Brazil, “banana” — at journalists, accusing the media of being biased against him.center_img Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a trip on which at least one infected member of his staff rubbed shoulders with Donald Trump.”The Armed Forces Hospital and [diagnostic laboratory] Sabin have returned a negative test result for COVID-19 for the President of the Republic Jair Bolsonaro,” said a post on the far-right leader’s Facebook page.It was accompanied by a picture of Bolsonaro flashing an obscene arm gesture at the press.last_img read more

Brisbane home sold for $270,000 less than it fetched last year

first_img85 Menser St, Calamvale, was last auctioned in September and again last weekend.A PAIR of young Brisbane buyers has lost $270,000 off the price of a multi-million-dollar property they bought just five months ago.Agent Eric Li of Ray White Sunnybank confirmed it was the second sale in months for the massive 1.01ha property.“They sold it cheaper than they paid because they needed a quick settlement,” he said of the weekend’s $3.03m auction of 85 Menser St, Calamvale.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoLast year’s buyers were driving past the auction when they decided to bid. The 1.01ha site has development approval for 38 townhouses.In September last year it had sold at auction for $3.3m in what Mr Li described at the time as an “unusual” circumstance where the buyers had not inspected the property until after the auction. The buyers had been driving past the auction when they stopped to ask if they could bid, he told The Courier-Mail after last year’s sale.The property has a five bedroom, three bathroom, four car space home that the owners had tried living in for a stint, but its main attraction was development approval for 38 townhouses on the site. “Hopefully, the new owner will develop it,” Mr Li said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

MPs accused of trying to rush gay marriage bill

first_imgNewstalk ZB 26 Jan 2013Members of Parliament are being accused of being desperate to ram through the same sex marriage bill.Family First says both National and Labour want to push it through as quickly as possible, to get it off the agenda.National Director Bob McCoskrie says the two parties know their core voter support bases aren’t happy with the bill.He says they’re trampling over the rights of New Zealanders to have their chance to speak and contribute to debate on the issue.Bob McCoskrie says the fact a record of more than 20,000 submissions has been received on the bill shows just how important the issue is.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbpol/21768640-mps-accused-of-trying-to-rush-gay-marriage-billlast_img read more