After Minor Surgery, Supreme Court Chief Hospitalized with Suspected Covid-19

Brazil's Presiding Justice Dias Toffoli underwent surgery to drain an abscess, but displayed respiratory symptoms that suggested infection with the coronavirus.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Supreme Court (STF) Presiding Justice José Antonio Dias Toffoli, 53, has been hospitalized, suspected of being infected with coronavirus. According to Marco Polo Dias Freitas, the STF Secretary of Health, the justice was hospitalized on Saturday, May 23rd, to drain a small abscess.

"The surgery went well and, that same evening, the justice showed respiratory symptoms that suggested infection by the novel coronavirus, and he should remain hospitalized for follow-up. At the moment, the justice is well and breathing normally, without the assistance of devices", states the note.

According to the STF Health Secretary . . .

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