São Paulo mayor to leave office for 30 days to concentrate on fight against cancer

Deputy Mayor Ricardo Nunes of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB, center) will take over on an interim basis until he is definitively ratified in the post by the Municipal Chamber of Councilors in case Covas does not return to his functions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of São Paulo, Bruno Covas, fighting cancer since the end of 2019, will submit a request for a leave of absence to step aside from office given the aggravation of his illness, his private press team said Sunday.

Covas, who was hospitalized until last Tuesday at the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital in São Paulo due to fluid in the lungs, returned to his residence, but decided this Sunday, upon the advice of his medical team, to leave office for 30 days to concentrate on his treatment.

Deputy Mayor Ricardo Nunes of the MDB . . .

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