Senator Rand Paul Releases A Statement Announcing He Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

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Senator Rand Paul has become the first U.S. Senator to test positive for coronavirus according to a statement released on his official Twitter profile on Sunday.

Paul isn’t showing any symptoms of the virus and is feeling fine, according to his statement. However, he was tested “out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events.”

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Senator Paul’s announcement released on Twitter states as follows:

“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. Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul.” Video Below

Senator Paul’s Official Tweet

Here is a video released from Fox News in regards to Senator Paul’s announcement: