Ceará Governor Camilo Santana tests positive for coronavirus

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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.