Bruno Covas, the mayor of Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo, tested positive for coronavirus Saturday.
The mayor is showing no symptoms and is following medical advice to keep working at home in the coming days.
Covas is also undergoing immunotherapy treatment to fight lymph node cancer, an illness that has been widely reported in the Brazilian media and publicly discussed by Covas.
The state of São Paulo, which includes the megacity by the same name, is the epicenter of Brazil’s outbreak. As of Saturday, São Paulo state had recorded 172,875 virus cases and 10,581 Covid-19 deaths.