"Positive [test] result arrived. No reasons to be afraid. It's life", he said.
Brazilian leader announced this himself, wearing a mask - something that he avoided to do before.
Previously, Brazilian leader publicly denied the serious nature of coronavirus for the country, calling it a mild form of flu. He blamed the opposition, media and local authorities in the attempt to use the epidemic and remove him from the office.
As of July 7, 1.6 million people got infected with Covid-19 in Brazil; 65,000 died.
According to the Indian Health Ministry, on July 5, 24,000 new cases of infection with coronavirus were registered and the total number made 697, 258 cases; 681,000 Covid-19 cases are registered in Russia.