Two more members of a Brazilian delegation that traveled to the US, including one man who attended a dinner with President Donald Trump, have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The first is Nestor Forster, Brazil’s Chargé d’Affaires in Washington. The Brazilian Embassy in Washington announced on Twitter that Forster had tested positive. He will now be self-quarantined for two weeks.
He was seated at the same table as Trump last Saturday during the dinner at Mar-a-Lago, a source familiar with the incident told CNN.
The source could not say if there was any direct interaction between Forster and Trump. CNN has reached out to the White House for comment.
A group photo tweeted on March 8 by Brazil’s foreign minister shows Forster standing behind Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a short distance from Trump.
The second is Brazilian Senator Nelsinho Trad. Trad announced on Twitter late Friday that he tested positive.
“I was, as you all know, working, representing [the senate] on the trip with President Jair Bolsonaro to the US. Upon returning to Brazil, all of us in the delegation that traveled with the President were surprised when one of the people on the return flight tested positive for Covid-19,” he wrote. “I did the exam, the result was positive.”
That makes three infections: The first in the delegation to test positive was Bolsonaro’s press secretary, Fábio Wajngarten, who confirmed his result on Thursday.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who shook hands with Forster during the trip, also tested positive on Friday.
And Bolsonaro’s attorney, Karina Kufa, wrote on her unverified Twitter account Friday that she tested positive after visiting Miami on the same trip.
President Bolsonaro on Friday said his results came back negative after the trip.
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