RIO DE JANEIRO, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday evening on his verified social media account that his second coronavirus test was negative.

The result came after Bolsonaro announced on March 13 that he had tested negative for the virus.

Despite the negative result from the initial test, the president was advised to maintain in isolation for a week and be tested again.

On March 12, Bolsonaro's press secretary Fabio Wajngarten, who accompanied Bolsonaro in a trip to the United States in early March, tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Bolsonaro, his family and all members of the presidential entourage to be tested.

His family members have tested negative, whereas 12 members of the presidential entourage have tested positive.