Just days after attending an event in Florida with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and staff, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez tested positive for the coronavirus, the Miami Herald reports.
Suarez was near Bolsonaro’s press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, who tested positive upon his return to Brazil. After learning of Wajngarten’s results, the young mayor went into isolation immediately.
“Residents and employees, I was informed that I have tested positive for COVID-19,”
Suarez said in a video message posted to Twitter: “I feel completely healthy and strong. However, I am doing the responsible thing by working with the county’s health department to take every precaution to ensure that not only my family is healthy, but everyone I have come into contact with is healthy, as well.”
In another video message two days after his diagnosis, Suarez updated his constituents on his condition.
“Last night, I was feeling a little bit of aches and pains.
I took one 500 milligram Tylenol Extra Strength, been hydrating a lot,” he said. “I didn’t sleep as much as I would like. I usually get about six and a half hours of sleep on average. I got about five hours of sleep. I think that was a little bit of restlessness and stress from yesterday and being a little bit amped up with all the interviews that I had to do, and also a little bit of the effects.”