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.
Informo aos meus irmãos e irmãs cearenses que, em novo exame realizado hoje, testei positivo para Covid. Fiz esse segundo exame após surgirem alguns sintomas gripais. Mesmo o exame da 2a feira tendo dado negativo, por precaução, pelo fato de Onélia ter dado positivo, (Cont.)— Camilo Santana (@CamiloSantanaCE) October 7, 2020