In this note, we tell you which other leaders fell ill with Covid.
The announcement that Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, have tested positive for the coronavirus, places the US president at the head of the famous trio of populist leaders, along with the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, and the British prime minister. , Boris Johnson, who minimized the pandemic and ended up infected.
Trump, who for months has been very skeptical about the disease, has been very reluctant to wear a mask and even asked his followers to drink disinfectant to heal, which finally caused more than a hundred intoxicated by following the indications of the president.
Other world leaders who have tested positive include:
Albert II of Monaco: The 62-year-old head of state of the principality became in March the world’s first ruler infected with coronavirus. He passed a rigorous quarantine and officially overcame the disease on the last day of that month, after which he continued to respect the confinement then decreed in Monaco.
Charles of England: the contagion of the first-born of Queen Elizabeth II, 71, was known on March 25, at the height of the pandemic. His wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, tested negative.
Boris Johnson– The British Prime Minister (56 years old), widely criticized for his Government’s slow initial response to COVID-19, was admitted on April 5 at St. Thomas Hospital in London, where he spent three nights in intensive care before to be discharged on the 12th of the same month, after which he thanked health professionals for having “saved his life” and urged citizens to stay at home.
Mikhail MishustinThe 54-year-old Russian prime minister announced on April 30 that he had tested positive for coronavirus, something that alarmed the government and led to especially protect the country’s president, Vladimir Putin.
Juan Orlando Hernandez: the president of Honduras (51 years old), became, on June 16, the first Latin American president affected by the disease, after testing positive with his wife, Ana García.
Nursultan Nazarbayev: The 79-year-old former president of Kazakhstan contracted COVID-19 in June. He resigned in March 2019 after 30 years at the helm of the Central Asian nation, but maintains a prominent presence in Kazakh political life.
Jair Bolsonaro: The 65-year-old president of Brazil, very skeptical about a disease that came to be described as “flu,” tested positive on July 7 and was held for twenty days. Since the pandemic began, he had challenged the virus almost daily by circulating through the streets in full quarantine, attending public events without wearing a mask and hugging and kissing supporters without any care.
Jeanine Añez: the 53-year-old interim president of Bolivia reported on July 9 that she suffered from the disease.
Silvio Berlusconi: The 84-year-old former Italian Prime Minister tested positive for coronavirus on September 2 after visiting Sardinia and remained hospitalized until September 14.
Alejandro Giammattei: the 64-year-old president of Guatemala reported on September 18 that he had contracted Covid-19.
Since the pandemic began, some leaders who have had to isolate themselves at some point when in doubt about whether or not they had the disease or because they were in close contact with someone who tested positive. This was the case, for example, of the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, who confined himself in March, when his wife contracted the virus, although he did not get it.