Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso positive for Covid-19


« We are doing well and we attribute it to being vaccinated, » said Caetano Veloso, whose wife Paulinha also tested positive. « Those who can must take the test. And especially that everyone is vaccinated with the three doses, » added the living legend of Brazilian music.

Caetano Veloso, living legend of Brazilian music, has tested positive for Covid-19, announced the 79-year-old singer on social networks, adding that he was « fine » thanks to the vaccination. « After a week of negative results on the daily tests correctly required by the productions of television shows, Paulinha (Lavigne, his wife, editor’s note) and I have tested positive for Covid-19, » the musician has since written. the state of Bahia (northeast), his region of origin, where he has been for five days.

« We are doing well and we attribute it to being vaccinated, » added Caetano Veloso, who received his third dose in October in Rio de Janeiro, where he resides. « Those who can must do the test. And especially that everyone is vaccinated with the three doses. The pandemic is not over and the new variant is very contagious », also advanced, without specifying if he had him – even been infected with the Omicron variant.

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« Caetano » criticize Bolsonaro

« Caetano », recent winner alongside his son Tom Veloso of a Latino Grammy for Recording of the Year with the song « Talvez », also criticized President Jair Bolsonaro, of which he is an opponent. « It is unacceptable that the federal government obstruct the program approved by Anvisa for the vaccination of children, » he wrote, referring to the vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old approved by the Brazilian health agency (Anvisa ) and that the government is trying to make medical prescription conditional.

« May the Brazilian state free itself from this government, » concluded the musician, one of the leaders of « tropicalismo », a libertarian movement which revolutionized Brazilian music in the 1960s. Brazil is the second most bereaved country in the world by the coronavirus pandemic after the United States in absolute numbers, with more than 618,300 deaths.

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