Colleagues Chastise Rand Paul for Continuing to Come to Work Between Coronavirus Test & Diagnosis



“(Paul) is feeling fine and is in quarantine,” his office tweeted Sunday. “He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”

Paul joins Reps. Ben McAdams and Mario Diaz-Balart, who also tested positive for the virus which has infected various political figures among hundreds of thousands of others worldwide.

Paul said he wasn’t experiencing any symptoms and took the test in mid-March out of an abundance of caution for having previously injured his lung during an assault by a neighbor in 2017 over a landscaping issue.

U.S. health officials have said that those not exhibiting symptoms shouldn’t get the test.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were among the lawmakers who have been tested for the virus after coming in contact with foreign officials who later tested positive.

Both Pence and Trump were negative, the White House said.

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