Republican Rand Paul became the first US senator to test positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday.
“He is feeling well and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was examined as a precaution due to his extensive travels and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person,” said a post on the Kentucky senator’s Twitter account. .
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.RELATED
– Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22, 2020
Another message posted on the social network indicates that the senator will return to his duties once the quarantine ends.
The senator’s office had started working remotely ten days ago.
Last week, U.S. Congressmen Mario Diaz Balart, R-Florida, and Ben McAdams, D-Utah, announced they tested positive for the coronavirus.
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