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Trump met Brazilian official with coronavirus, but says 'not concerned'

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off concerns about his possible exposure to the coronavirus, after a meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend with a Brazilian government official who has since tested positive for the disease.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING:

"Let's put it this way: I'm not concerned."

Brazilian officials on Thursday confirmed that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's press secretary has the coronavirus and is now under quarantine at home.

A senior member of the Bolsonaro’s staff told Reuters that the entire Brazilian delegation that traveled to Florida to meet with Trump is being tested for the virus.

That includes Bolsonaro himself, who dined with Trump on Saturday. He said he had been tested for coronavirus and - as of Thursday evening - was awaiting the result.

Two Republican U.S. senators who attended the visit by the Brazilian delegation said they would quarantine themselves: Senator Rick Scott of Florida and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Neither of them believed they had interacted with the infected Brazilian official, but said they would self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution.

Meanwhile, Trump's press secretary said on Thursday that the president and Vice President Mike Pence “do not require being tested at this time.”

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