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JUST IN: US Senator, Rand Paul, Tests Positive For COVID-19

A United States senator, representing Kentucky State, Rand Paul, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

His office made the disclosure via his official Twitter handle Sunday evening.

According to the office, Paul was tested out of caution due to his “extensive travel and events” despite not showing any symptoms.

They assured that no staff had contact with the Republican senator because their DC office had been operating remotely for the past ten days.

US Senator, Rand Paul (Photo: AFP)

“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,” the tweet read.

“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.”

Paul is the first senator to contract the disease in the United States.

More than 323 people have died from the virus in the country and at least 29,235 confirmed cases as of midday Sunday according to CNN.

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