Barely a week after president Jair Bolsonaro was tested positive, it is now learned that the right-wing leader is already making plans to get back on his routine, as he is reportedly feeling “very good” and hasn’t experience shortness of breath or a loss of taste.

Bolsonaro, who underwent a test last Monday, is likely to undergo another test today -- to get back to work, as staying home is clearly not his thing.

The president who was anxiously awaiting the results was in conversation with the editorial of CNN Brazil from his residence at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia. “It (results) should be out in a few hours, and I will wait quite anxiously because I can’t stand this routine of staying at home. It’s horrible,” said Bolsonaro during the telephonic interview.

Despite Brazil being one of the worst affection nations in the world, due to the pandemic, Bolsonaro has been oddly optimistic about things getting back on track. The president has been infamous for his inflammatory comments on the COVID outbreak, and has repeatedly thumbed his nose at lockdown measures, social distancing practices and the severity of the pandemic. Brazil logged in 72,833 COVID-related deaths out of 1.8 million confirmed cases on Monday.

Bolsonaro is 65, and falls in the high-risk group. But, the leader is certain that he will bounce back to normal and resume his usual routine by a week. Bolsonaro’s wife Michelle and their daughters have tested negative. Bolsonaro’s opposing views had led to the abrupt exit of two of his health ministers in less than a month.

“Tomorrow, I don’t know if the new test will confirm [the virus], but if everything is fine, I’ll go back to work. Of course, if it’s the other way around, I’ll wait a few more days,” said Bolsonaro. “Otherwise everything is fine. We are working by videoconference all the time and we are doing our best not to let things accumulate,” he added.

Bolsonaro continues to advocate the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that’s scientifically yet to be proven effective as a COVID-19 cure. The president who’s been a staunch loyalist of the drug, urged his critics to find alternatives if they despised his beliefs.

Jair Bolsonaro Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party, attends an interview for Correio Brazilianse newspaper in Brasilia, June 6, 2018. Getty Images/ EVARISTO SA