Ted Cruz, US Congressman
Ted Cruz, US Congressman

COVID-19: Five US Congressmen decide to self-quarantine

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Five senior US Republicans have quarantined themselves after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus, a report by BBC said.

Five members of US Congress also include influential Texas Senator Ted Cruz. They all decided to go in a self-isolation mode after they shook hands with an infected individual at a conference.

Ted Cruz shared a release on his Twitter handle:

President Donald Trump, who was also at the event last month, insists he is in good health and has not taken a test.

One Democrat leader has also self-isolated after she met someone with the virus. There are more than 700 confirmed cases in the US and 26 people have died so far.

Apart from Ted Cruz, the other leaders include Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, Georgia Congressman Doug Collins and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz. They all will go for a 14-day self-quarantine.

Republican Representative Mark Meadows, President Donald Trump's newly appointed chief of staff, also met the person and is in self-quarantine.