PM Modi wishes speedy recovery of Brazilian President down with coronavirus
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tweeted his best wishes hoping speedy recovery of Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
“My friend President @jairbolsonaro, my prayers and best wishes for your speedy recovery,” PM Modi said in his tweet. He has posted the same message in Portuguese, the official language of Brazil.
Bolsonaro on Tuesday announced that he has been infected with the virus and is taking all possible measures to tackle it.
The Brazilian President said he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that has not been proven effective against Covid-19.
In April, he was among the key leaders who had thanked India for easing restriction on export of hydroxychloroquine.
Bolsonaro compared the move to Lord Hanuman and Sanjeevani booti (herb) in the epic Ramayana.
“Just as Lord Hanuman brought the holy medicine from the Himalayas to save the life of Lord Rama’s brother Laksmana, and Jesus healed those who were sick and restored the sight of Bartimeu, India and Brazil will overcome this global crisis,” President Bolsonaro had said in a letter to Prime Minister Modi.