Joao Doria, the governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, hardest hit by the pandemic, tested positive for COVID-19 this Wednesday. According to information from the news portal, he is the eleventh governor to be infected with the disease G1.
“Today, Wednesday, I just received my sixth COVID-19 test, and it was unfortunately positive. I have coronavirus,” he complained before making sure that it is “completely asymptomatic”. “I feel fine, I am going home, I will follow the medical protocol,” he said, although he made it clear that he will continue to work electronically from home.
The state of Sao Paulo recorded the second highest number of coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began. With 298 deaths in the past 24 hours, the total number of deaths in the state has increased to 25,869 while the number of cases is 639,562.
“In the next ten days I will comply with this protocol. I take this opportunity to ask you to protect yourself,” he said in a message to the population. A few weeks ago, the mayor of Sao Paulo, Bruno Covas, tested positive.
Brazil remains the second largest country in the world hit hardest by the pandemic, with 3.1 million cases of coronavirus and 103,026 deaths.