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Rand Paul Tests Positive for Coronavirus

First senator to test positive for disease

 on 22nd March 2020 @ 6.11pm
 he is feeling fine and is in quarantine   paul s twitter account said © press
'He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,' Paul's Twitter account said

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has confirmed he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him he first senator to officially contract the disease.

Paul's Twitter account sent the announcement:

“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 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.

paul  who has served as a u s  senator from kentucky since 2011  is currently in quarantine © press
Paul, who has served as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011, is currently in quarantine

Paul, who has served as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011, is currently in quarantine and is feeling fine, according to Deputy Chief of Staff Sergio Gor.

"He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to this extensive travel and events," Gor said in an email.

"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."

"Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Paul."

paul s twitter account adds  he expects to be back in the senate after his quarantine period ends © press
Paul's Twitter account adds 'He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends'

The news comes days after an employee for NBC News died from the Chinese coronavirus.

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