Another governor tests positive for Covid-19

. Apr 26, 2020
Another governor tests positive for Covid-19 Renan Filho

Alagoas Governor Renan Calheiros Filho announced on Saturday evening that he has tested positive for Covid-19. “I’m at home, feeling well, without severe symptoms. I will start today a 14-day quarantine for my recovery,” he wrote in a statement. 

Mr. Calheiros Filho is the third Brazilian governor infected with the coronavirus — after Rio de Janeiro’s Wilson Witzel and Pará’s Helder Barbalho.

Gustavo Ribeiro

An award-winning journalist, Gustavo has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. He has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets and founded The Brazilian Report in 2017. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

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