BREAKING: Senator Major Olímpio in Covid-19 intensive care

Senator Major Olimpio
Senator Major Olimpio. Photo: Gabriela Korossy /CD/CC-BY

News website O Antagonista reports that 58-year-old Senator Major Olímpio has been intubated in a São Paulo hospital after developing a severe case of Covid-19.

Yesterday, Major Olímpio tweeted that his condition was “progressing well despite how serious it was” and that he would “soon return to the fight.” 

Two Brazilian senators — Arolde de Oliveira and José Maranhão — have already died of Covid-19. By the turn of the year, at least one in five Brazilian federal lawmakers had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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