Republican Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky on Sunday March 22, became the first known US senator to test positive for coronavirus.
According to his office, he is asymptomatic and is not aware of making direct contact with an infected person. Paul was reportedly “tested out of an abundance of caution.”
A statement shared on his Twitter page reads;
“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19.
“He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.
“He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time,” the thread continued. Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul.”
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Source: Linda Ikeji