NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the president of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for coronavirus despite showing no symptoms.
This was gathered in a statement shared on Monday, January 11, 2021, on the Presidency official website.
This online news platform learnt that the 72-year-old, who is seeking a second tenure in office, tests positive for the deadly diseases just before his election and will self-isolate in his official residence in Lisbon.
According to the statement from the Portuguese Presidency, Marcelo Rebelo was initially tested negative but the second test came out positive.
The statement added that another test was performed, with the results yet unknown.
The president had in August 2020, rescued two women from drowning at an Algarve beach after their boat capsized.
He was filmed swimming over to help the women with lifeguards who were struggling in the water after they were swept away by currents.
The women’s kayak capsized and they were swept away by currents. Luckily for them, the president was at the beach at the time.
Speaking about the incident, President Rebelo de Sousa said the women were dragged from a neighbouring beach into the bay where he saved them.