Coronavirus live news: Brazil health minister tests positive at UN; Australia could reopen borders ‘by Christmas’

Posted by on September 22, 2021 4:27 am
Categories: Global Stories

Marcelo Quiroga tests positive after Jair Bolsonaro speaks at UN in New York; Australia tourism minister says on track for ‘Christmas at the latest’

9.27am BST

More on Brazil’s health minister Marcelo Queiroga testing positive for coronavirus in New York (see 06:25) from Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent:

Twenty four hours after meeting with a mask-less Boris Johnson in New York, Brazil’s health minister has announced he has tested positive for Covid and gone into isolation.

Brazilian Health Minister – who tested positive for Covid – was staying at the same hotel as President Biden in NYC.

He went to the UN today to watch President Bolsonaro’s speech.

Here, he shakes hands with Prime Minister Boris Jonhson- who met Biden today at the White House.

9.22am BST

A no-fly zone has been declared over Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, amid a third day of anti-lockdown protests.

Police asked the aviation authority to declare the no-fly zone for operational and safety reasons, reports Reuters.

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