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COVID-19: US Senator Paul tests positive

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United States lawmaker, Senator Randal Howard Paul, has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 known as coronavirus and he has been quarantined.

Lawmaker Paul has become the first senator to be tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The lawmaker had earlier downplayed the disease and was the only Senator to vote against an $8.3 billion emergency Coronavirus package last month.

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“He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,” an announcement on his Twitter said.

He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events.

President Donald Trump has also confirmed that he has been tested positive in his post on twitter.

In his word, he described Senator Paul has a strong man and revealed that he will get better soon.

“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.”

Paul, who is a physician and has a Kentucky-issued medical license, was also one of the eight senators who voted against paid sick leave in a stimulus bill that passed with an overwhelming 90-8 vote last week.

“I think that the paid sick leave is an incentive for businesses to actually let go employees and will make unemployment worse,” Paul had told Newsweek.

Mahi Dare, is a writer who writes what's right. A lover of art and addicted to what is good.

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