Sen. Rand Paul—Though Asymptomatic—Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus

By CNSNews.com Staff | March 22, 2020 | 6:47pm EDT
This photo shows Sen. Rand Paul on an elevator at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. On Sunday, Paul's office announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
This photo shows Sen. Rand Paul on an elevator at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. On Sunday, Paul's office announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) -Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.), who is a physician, has tested positive for the coronavirus although he is asymptomatic, according to a statement put out on Sunday by his Senate office.

“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19," said the statement.

“He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,” it said.

“He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events,” said the statement.

“He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person,” it said.

“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,” said the statement.

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





 

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