Public health experts and economists have said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is presenting a false choice between preserving health and economic well-being.
The president has long resisted lockdown measures against the new coronavirus, arguing economic damage would be worse than the disease.
"Thank you for assisting us with the vaccines exports from India to Brazil. Dhanyavaad!," he added.
The Brazilian Association of Vaccine Clinics (ABCVAC) confirmed on its website it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian firm to purchase its Covaxin vaccine
The most extreme case last quarter, according to Reporters Without Borders, was when he threatened a journalist who asked him about corruption allegations implicating the president's wife in August.
"I knew I was going to catch it someday, as I think unfortunately nearly everyone here is going to catch it eventually," the BBC quoted the President as saying to reporters during a visit to the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul on Friday.
Following his third positive test, taken on Tuesday, the office in Brasilia issued a statement saying the head of state was nevertheless "in good condition", Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.
The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask
On Saturday, the Health Ministry removed from its official website the COVID-19 data it had been documenting over time and by state and municipality, reports the BBC.
In a statement on Monday, Facebook that it decided to delete the videos, which were also shared on Instagram, because its policy does not allow "misinformation that could lead to physical harm
"We will have tremendous rallies and we're doing very well, and we've done a fantastic job with respect to that subject."
"I am very excited to be here in India and to take part in the national Republic Day."
Bolsonaro will be the chief guest at India's 71st Republic Day Parade on January 26
DiCaprio has been accused of funding non-profit groups, which Bolsonaro feels were responsible for fires in the Amazon rainforest, reports mirror.co.uk.
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