Rand Paul Becomes the First Senator to Test Positive for Coronavirus

Senator Rand Paul is the latest victim of the infamous coronavirus, having tested positive for COVID-19. Although asymptomatic, Rand is currently in quarantine.

The news was shared on the politician's official Twitter account, letting his followers know that Rand was tested "out of an abundance of caution."

Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., arriving at the United States Capitol for a vote on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Washington D.C. | Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., arriving at the United States Capitol for a vote on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Washington D.C. | Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

DETERMINED TO GO BACK TO WORK

Since Rand travels quite a lot and attends several events, he decided to be tested. It has been reported that he was not aware of any direct contact with an infected person.

According to the post, he expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period is over and vows to continue working to help the people of Kentucky during this difficult time. It was added:

"Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul."

THE OVERALL NUMBERS

It has been reported that there are currenlty over 330,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide and around 14,582 deaths. 97,574 people are believed to have recovered.

The elderly are particularly susceptible to the virus

The virus has been causing people to panic and storm supermarkets looking to buy food and other supplies, such as gloves, masks, alcohol and toilet paper.

In order to avoid getting infected, people are encouraged to stay in their homes and avoid any physical social interaction. They should also wash their hands thoroughly and several times a day.

TELEVISION WAS ALSO AFFECTED

Due to these measures, even television shows have been forced to tape without an audience, such as "LIVE with Kelly and Ryan" and Wendy Williams' "The Wendy Williams Show."

It was announced shortly after that Williams' show will be put on hold until further notice, a decision made to guarantee the safety of the staff as well as the show's older audiences, who are particularly susceptible to the virus.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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