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Florida congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Mario Diaz-Balart is quarantined in Washington D.C.

Mario Diaz-Balart was notified he tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.
Mario Diaz-Balart was notified he tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. (House.gov website)

A Florida congressman has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mario Diaz-Balart was notified he tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.

“I want everyone to know that I am feeling much better,” he said.

Diaz-Balart’s staff said after votes on Friday he decided to self-quarantine in Washington, D.C. and to not return to Florida because of his wife’s pre-existing conditions that put her at exceptionally high risk.

Congressman Diaz-Balart said he started to develop symptoms including a fever and a headache on Saturday.

He is still quarantined in Washington, D.C.

“It is important that everyone take this extremely seriously and follow CDC guidelines in order to avoid getting sick and mitigate the spread of the virus. We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times,” He said.

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