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World waits to learn if leaders have virus

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro waves as he leaves the presidential residence Alvorada Palace, after learning that he tested negative for the new coronavirus, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, March 13, 2020.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro announced Friday that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

But a growing number of other world leaders appear to have been exposed to the disease. Here’s our watch list of presidents, prime ministers and supreme leaders who may be vulnerable to infection. 

U.S. President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has had contact with at least one infected individual: Fabio Wajngarten, the communications secretary for Brazil’s Bolsanaro.

Wajngarten was in Florida last weekend at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, and he posted a photo of himself standing next to the American leader.  

Trump said Friday that he would “most likely” be tested for coronavirus, but not because of his recent interactions.

“Not for that reason but because I think I will do it anyway,” Trump said of his possible exposure via the infected Brazilian official. “Fairly soon, we’re working out a schedule.”

Trump spoke at a Rose Garden news conference where he declared a national emergency to confront the coronavirus pandemic. 

The president saidbecause he has shown no symptoms of infection, White House doctors say he doesn’t need to be tested.

President Donald Trump arrives with Vice President Mike Pence for a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ORG XMIT: DCAB311

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence “had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time,” White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Thursday.   

More:President Trump met with Brazil official at Mar-a-Lago who has now tested positive for coronavirus

“There is currently no indication to test patients without symptoms, and only people with prolonged close exposure to confirmed positive cases should self-quarantine,” she said.

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