Jan. 11 (UPI) — Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has examined optimistic for COVID-19 turning into the newest chief of a rustic to contract the virus.

His workplace stated in a press release Monday that Rebelo de Sousa, who’s amid a re-election marketing campaign, has examined optimistic for the virus however was asymptomatic, and is now in isolation at his Lisbon dwelling.

His schedule over the following few days, which included a presidential debate on Tuesday and a gathering with well being officers, has been canceled, his workplace stated, including Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Well being Minister Marta Temido have been knowledgeable.

Portugal has fewer than 500,000 infections and eight,000 deaths however has been experiencing escalating numbers in each classes as of late, reporting a file 10,176 infections and a file 118 deaths on Friday, in response to knowledge from Portugal’s well being company DGS.

Because of the escalating numbers, the nation is to enter a lockdown on Wednesday.

Rebelo de Sousa is the newest head of a nation to contract the illness as a number of others have been contaminated, together with U.S. President Donald Trump in October and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in March, amongst others.

Worldwide, 90.eight million individuals have been sickened by the pandemic, practically 2 million of who’ve misplaced their lives to the illness, in response to knowledge collected by Johns Hopkins College.