Minister Damares Alves tests positive for Covid-19

Minister, who has been on vacation since December 23, has been in isolation since the last week; she received both doses of the vaccine against the disease

Isac Nóbrega/PRDamares Alves carried out the test for the detection of Covid-19 after feeling ‘mild symptoms’ of the disease

the minister of Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH), Damares Alves, tested positive for Covid-19 last Monday, 10th. According to the ministry’s press office, the minister underwent an examination after showing mild symptoms of the disease. Damares, who has been on vacation since December 23, has been in isolation since the last week and “is doing well”. The minister has also taken doses of the vaccine Pfizer against Covid-19. Damares’ recess ends next Wednesday, the 19th, but the minister should only return to the command of the portfolio if the result of the new test is negative and she no longer shows symptoms. The new virus detection exam must be carried out after the end of the minister’s quarantine. According to the new guideline of the Ministry of Health, for those who have a mild or moderate case, the minimum isolation time is seven days if the patient is asymptomatic. It is the first time that the minister is infected by the coronavirus.

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