Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first U.S. senator to contract coronavirus.

His office announced the diagnosis on Twitter Sunday morning, saying he is asymptomatic and currently in quarantine. The announcement said that he was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his frequent traveling and that he was not aware of any direct contact with an infected person.

Paul is expected to return to his work in the Senate after his quarantine ends.

The tweet provides that Paul’s Washington, D.C. workplace started working remotely 10 days in the past, so no person on his workers has had contact with him.

On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence and his spouse Karen Pence examined adverse for coronavirus, in accordance with his press secretary, Katie Miller. Their want for a check arose after a workers member of Pence’s workplace had a constructive prognosis for the virus on Friday. The White Home additionally mentioned final week that President Donald Trump examined adverse for COVID-19.

Paul is the primary main U.S politician that has a constructive coronavirus prognosis. Different celebrities in Hollywood which have introduced they’ve the virus embody Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim, Kristofer Hivju, Colton Underwood and Andy Cohen.

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