USA lawmakers self-quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 patients

US Senator Cruz self quarantines after contact with coronavirus carrier

US Senator Cruz self quarantines after contact with coronavirus carrier - The Jakarta Post

Mark Meadows, the veteran Republican congressman from North Carolina who is taking over as Trump's top aide, joined Republican representatives Doug Collins of Georgia and Matt Gaetz of Florida, who announced earlier Monday that they had entered self-imposed quarantine. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona - who say they are self-quarantined after exposure to the CPAC guest.

"While the Congressman is not experiencing symptoms, he received testing today and expects results soon". He added that he will self-quarantine for the remainder of the 14 day period "out of an abundance of caution".

Gaetz was criticised by some other lawmakers last week after he seemed to mock concerns about the coronavirus by tweeting out pictures of himself working in the Capitol in a gas mask. A tweet from the lawmaker's account says he was demonstrating his concern, but critics have accused him of making light of the situation.

Trump was also photographed at CPAC shaking hands with American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schapp, who has since announced he had contact with the attendee who tested positive.

In another statement, Gaetz said his office in Washington is closed but his office in Florida is still open.

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"We have been bumped off of television the last two nights because of the coronavirus, and I am just low-key convinced that Jillian would give me coronavirus to get me back on television", he said, in reference to his chief of staff, Jillian Lane Wyant. Last week Trump told aides he's afraid journalists will try to purposefully contract coronavirus to give it to him on Air Force One, a person close to the administration told me. The California Democrat also said she is closing her Washington D.C. office this week after the interaction with the individual who is now self-quarantining.

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"While I feel completely healthy and I am not experiencing any symptoms, I have chose to self-quarantine at my home for the remainder of the 14-day period out of an abundance of caution", the Georgia Republican said in a statement. That person is now under quarantine in New Jersey.

"I have not been tested for the coronavirus", Pence said during a briefing on the virus with reporters, which Trump attending the beginning of.

California has more than 100 confirmed cases, while on the East Coast, New York state now has 142, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

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