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Rio de Janeiro governor tests positive for coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro's Governor Wilson Witzel is seen after a meeting with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Senate President's home in Brasilia, Brazil May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado reuters_tickers
This content was published on April 14, 2020 - 20:40

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The governor of Rio de Janeiro state said on Tuesday that he had tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the latest Brazilian government leader to contract the disease as it spreads across the country.

In a video posted on Twitter, Governor Wilson Witzel said that he hadn't been feeling well in recent days with a fever and sore throat, so he requested a test and received the positive result on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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