Senators seek medical advice after Paul tests positive

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Sunday that lawmakers are speaking with a doctor to determine what steps they should take after Sen. Rand Paul, who was at the Capitol in recent days, tested positive for the coronavirus. 

“We just learned our colleague, Rand Paul, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Our thoughts and prayers are with him for a speedy recovery,” Thune said on Senate floor. “We will consult with the attending physician here at the Capitol about appropriate measures for those of us who have been in contact with the senator.”

Speaking ahead of a procedural vote on a massive stimulus bill that aims to mitigate the economic impact of the outbreak, Thune said Paul’s infection “is the kind of situation that Americans across the country are dealing with right now. And it underscores the importance of acting immediately to deliver more relief for the American people.”

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