USA: Confirm case of COVID-19 in House of Representatives

USA: Confirm case of COVID-19 in House of Representatives


WASHINGTON (AP) – A Democratic New York lawmaker reported Thursday that he contracted the coronavirus, the most recent member of the House of Representatives to test positive since dozens of lawmakers huddled to protect themselves during the January 6 assault in the federal Capitol.

Representative Adriano Espaillat said that he has not developed symptoms, that he is isolated at home and that he will continue with his work to represent northern Manhattan. He said he has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

At least three other representatives have tested positive for the virus after a group of lawmakers took refuge in a safe place on Capitol Hill when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed and took the seat of the United States legislature.


At the moment it is not clear where and when lawmakers contracted the virus. But the Capitol doctor has told members of the House of Representatives that they could have been exposed to someone who was in the room and had the virus.


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