Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president was bitten by a large bird after complaining of “horrible” quarantine early this week.
Bolsonaro tested positive for COVID-19 last Tuesday and has been in isolation for more than a week now.
He was bitten when he was taking a stroll through the grounds of his official residence and decided to feed some rhea birds.
In a major embarrassment the nation’s press captured the moment. Widely circulated pictures showed one of the large birds pecking hard at Mr Bolsonaro’s hand while he was feeding them. He was seen shaking his hand in pain after the incident.
bolsonaro tentando alimentar uma ema e sendo bicado pic.twitter.com/jMT9gd3MeM
— muriel (@pedromuriel) July 14, 2020
In an interview, President Bolsonaro said that he feels “very well” and has no fever or problems breathing. He also has not lost his sense of taste, one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19.
Brazil is the second-worst hit country in the world, after the United States.