Georgia Republican congressman tests positive for Covid-19

共和党代表. Drew Ferguson of Georgia announced Friday he tested positive for Covid-19 and will self-quarantine at home.

在一个 声明, Ferguson said he began experiencing mild symptoms Thursday night.
This morning when I began running a slight fever, I immediately took a COVID test which has come back positive,” 他写了.
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 宣布 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, 霍尔说.
    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, 根据 local news reports. 一个 照片 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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