A couple have gone viral after they were spotted having sex during a Zoom meeting.

The shamed staff member was caught in the act with a female companion after he forgot to turn his camera off during a virtual city council meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The council meeting, about the Rights of Children and Adolescents, was organised by the city council of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was chaired by a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party, Leonel Brizola.

According to local newspaper Metropoles, the committee meeting was to discuss how to guarantee food for students in the municipal system during the pandemic.

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The staff member was seen sitting on a bed, naked, with a woman beside him before they began to have sex in full view of the camera.

The report said the councilors involved in the meeting noticed the sex act but decided to ignore it and continue to discuss the matter at hand.

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It is unclear if the staff member involved in the sex act has been punished for the incident.