Caetano Veloso tested positive for Covid-19

Caetano Veloso, a living legend of Brazilian music, tested positive for Covid-19, the 79-year-old musician reported this Sunday in a message on social networks in which he said he was “fine” thanks to being vaccinated.

“After a week of negative results in daily tests correctly required by television show productions, Paulinha (Lavigne, his wife) and I tested positive for the Covid-19“Veloso wrote from Bahia, where he has been for five days, as detailed.

“We are fine and we attribute it to the fact of being vaccinated,” added the Bahian, who received both doses of the anticovid vaccine and the reinforcement last October in Rio de Janeiro, where he resides.

“Who can take the test. And above all that everyone is vaccinated with the three doses. The pandemic has not ended and the new variant is very contagious,” he said, without clarifying whether he is infected with the recently detected Omicron.

Caetano, recent winner with his son Tom Veloso of the Latin Grammy for Record of the Year with “Talvez”, also criticized the government of Jair Bolsonaro in his message, as he had done in the past.

In this case, he referred to the controversy surrounding the vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old, which the government tries to condition on the medical prescription, despite the approval of the health regulator, Anvisa, for which it develops a public consultation until January 2.

“It is unacceptable that the federal government obstructs the program approved by Anvisa of vaccination of children “, indicated Veloso.

“May the Brazilian state free itself from this government,” concluded the musician, one of the leaders of “tropicalismo”, a libertarian movement that revolutionized Brazilian music in the 1960s.

Brazil is the most mourning country in the world for Covid-19 after the United States in absolute numbers, with more than 618,300 deaths and a number greater than 22.2 million cases.


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