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Brazil economy minister tests negative for coronavirus

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Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement from the ministry on Thursday.

BRASILIA, July 16 (Reuters) - Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement from the ministry on Thursday.

Guedes had met with President Jair Bolsonaro soon before the right-wing leader announced on July 7 that he had tested positive for the virus.

(Reporting by Marcela Ayres Writing by Carolina Mandl Editing by Brad Haynes)

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