Ceará Governor Camilo Santana tests positive for coronavirus

. Oct 07, 2020
governor ceara coronavirus Camilo Santana, of Ceará, is the 16th Brazilian governor to contract the coronavirus. Photo: José Cruz/ABr

Camilo Santana, governor of the Northeastern state of Ceará, announced on Twitter that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. His wife Onélia had already been diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday. 

Mr. Santana said he is “feeling well,” despite showing “some flu-like symptoms.” Regardless, the governor’s schedule has been entirely cleared for in-person events and meetings until he recovers.

Camilo Santana became the 16th Brazilian state governor to catch the coronavirus (out of 27). None have developed severe infections, however.

Lucas Berti

Lucas Berti covers international affairs — specialized in Latin American politics and markets. He has been published by Opera Mundi, Revista VIP, and The Intercept Brasil, among others.

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