Former Brazilian volleyball star and senator Leila Barros was also hit by COVID-19

Former Brazilian volleyball star and senator Leila Barros was also hit by COVID-19

Brazillian volleyball superstar Leila Barros, the current Brazilian senator, is confident that her recovery will be quick after being hit by Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a statement posted by Barros on her Instagram account, the three-time World Grand Prix champion and two-time Olympic bronze medalist said she tested positive in the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test.

Barros, who became the head turner among Filipino volleyball fans at the World Grand Prix held in 2000 here in the country, allegedly had a fever and his body hurt.

But based on the imaging exams, there is no change in Barros’ lungs.

Today, Brazil is the second most severely affected country by the global health pandemic after the US with 1,866,176 positive cases and 72,151 deaths based on the latest data today, July 13.

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