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Portugal's President Tests Positive for Coronavirus


Tue 12 Jan 2021 | 10:29 AM
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The office of Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa that he has tested positive for the coronavirus but has so far shown no symptoms.

In a statement shared on his official website, the office said the president has already informed Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Health Minister Marta Temido of the situation.

According to the statement, Rebelo de Sousa will self-isolate at his official residence in Lisbon..

His positive test result comes after he tested negative on Jan. 6 after being in contact with someone who was infected and so resumed his work schedule.

The coronavirus outbreak has created a global health crisis. The deadly virus was first reported in Wuhan, China has infected more than 85,091,012 people, and killed over 1,861,005 worldwide. It also hit many celebrities and top political figures around the world.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on March 11, 2020 coronavirus a global pandemic as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Transmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

They can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

It is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.