United States Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, has tested positive for coronavirus.
This was made know via a tweet sent from his official account.
“He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. 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 an infected person,” the tweet said.
About 50 per cent of more than 500 tests for the novel coronavirus came out positive in the United States on Saturday.
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has entered self-quarantine today due to earlier contact with a doctor who tested positive for coronavirus, her office announced on Sunday.
Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a press release that the chancellor has decided to quarantine herself at home, immediately after learning Sunday that a doctor who gave her a pneumococcal vaccination on Friday later tested positive for COVID-19.
“She will be tested regularly in the coming days, as having such a test now would not be conclusive,” he said.