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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil, was diagnosed with covid-19 in Cuba and is recovering satisfactorily, as confirmed by the former president himself through a statement on his Twitter account.
The statement indicated that, during a follow-up medical check-up, Lula da Silva was diagnosed with lung lesions consistent with covid-19-associated bronchopneumonia.
But, it has shown a satisfactory recovery, according to the statement.
1 - Lula returned in this fourth-day (20) to Brazil after 30 days of travel to Cuba.
Lula was here since December 21, to participate in the beginning of the gravações of a document on Latin America, produced and directed by North American filmmaker Oliver Stone.
- Lula (@LulaOficial) January 21, 2021
"The former president did not require hospitalization, as did other members of his team.
Only the writer Fernando Morais was in the hospital for 14 days due to pulmonary complications, "added the statement.
The former president returned to Brazil on Wednesday after spending a month in Cuba.
There he planned to participate in a documentary on Latin America directed by Oliver Stone.
Lula's wife and seven other members of his team also tested positive.
All were kept in isolation while they got over the illness.
“I am ready to receive the vaccine as soon as we have vaccines for everyone.
I am still waiting for my turn with a lot of willingness to receive it as soon as possible.
And as long as people are not vaccinated, I will continue to use my mask, respecting social distancing and using antibacterial, "explained the former president.
Lula da Silva