Republikeinse kongreslid van Georgia toets positief vir Covid-19

Republikeinse Rep. Drew Ferguson van Georgia het Vrydag aangekondig dat hy positief vir Covid-19 getoets het en tuis selfkarantyn sal wees.

In 'n verklaring, Ferguson het gesê hy het Donderdagaand ligte simptome begin ervaar.
This morning when I began running a slight fever, I immediately took a COVID test which has come back positive,” hy het geskryf.
The GOP congressman said he will continue to work from home. He said he notified the Office of the Attending Physician in Congress and is in the process of reaching out to people he has seen in recent days.
    Ferguson’s announcement came shortly before Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s press secretary aangekondig Friday that the governor had beenrecently exposed to an individual who received a positive test result for Covid-19and would quarantine.
    Kemp’s press secretary Cody Hall did not name the individual Kemp had come in contact with.
    After being notified Friday, Kemp was tested for Covid-19, Hall said.
    CNN has reached out to Kemp’s office.
      Ferguson and Kemp both appeared at a rally in Manchester on Tuesday, speaking to a mostly-maskless crowd, Volgens local news reports. A foto from Georgia Public Broadcasting captured the two men just about to shake hands.
      Ferguson is one of over a dozen House lawmakers on Capitol Hill from both parties who have previously announced that they had tested positive for coronavirus dating back to the early days of the pandemic. A handful of Republicans, including President Donald Trump, tested positive for the virus in September after attending a White House nomination ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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