Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has actually evaluated favorable for COVID-19, the illness brought on by the coronavirus, his office revealed Sunday. He is the first senator known to have actually contracted the infection.
The Kentucky Republican Politician is “feeling fine” and remains in quarantine, according to a tweet sent out from his account.
“He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events,” the tweet continued. “He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”
Senator Rand Paul has actually evaluated favorable for COVID-19 He is feeling great and remains in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was evaluated out of an abundance of care due to his comprehensive travel and occasions. He was not knowledgeable about any direct contact with any contaminated individual.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22,2020
Paul’s office started operating from another location 10 days back.
“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,” stated a second tweet sent out from Paul’s account.
Paul is the 3rd member of Congress known to have actually contracted the infection, which has actually contaminated more than 31,000 people in the U.S. and over 320,000 people worldwide. 2 members of your house of Representatives– Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Ben McAdams (D-Utah)– revealed they had the infection recently.
It’s uncertain how Paul had the ability to protect a test in spite of his absence of signs or known direct contact with a contaminated individual. The U.S. Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance has actually asked just those who are revealing signs of COVID-19 or have actually had contact with somebody who has actually evaluated favorable for the infection to look for a test.
Paul’s office did not instantly react to HuffPost’s ask for comment.
Numerous senators have actually apparently revealed issue over can be found in contact with Paul in current days, uninformed that he had the infection till today. 3 GOP senators informed CNN that Paul remained in the gym with colleagues earlier Sunday and had actually sat near him throughout current lunches.
“All the senators are going to seek medical advice as to what action we should take to make sure that we don’t in any way spread this virus ourselves,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) informed press reporters on Sunday. “We had a lunch together with Rand, and hope he’s doing very well, but we have to determine whether any of us should self-quarantine as a result of being in the same room.”
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