Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga has been infected with the covid-19 virus.
Foreign media reported that he had been diagnosed with the disease while attending a UN General Assembly session.
The Brazilian health minister is said to have met with Brazilian President Jr Bolzoni about 19 hours before he was diagnosed with the disease.
Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga, who has been infected with Covid-19, is currently under quarantine and reportedly wore a face mask every time he attended the session.
A Brazilian diplomat who had previously attended the General Assembly session was also diagnosed with Covid-19 infection.