Sen. Ted Cruz announced on Sunday via Twitter that he is under self-quarantine after he interacted with someone who tested positive for coronavirus at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference.
In a statement, the Texas Republican wrote that he was informed of the interaction on Saturday night and that he had engaged in a brief conversation and handshake with the affected individual.
Cruz stressed that he’s not experienced any symptoms and he feels fine and healthy.
There are now more than 400 coronavirus cases in over 25 states. The U.S. death toll stands at 21 – 18 in Washington state, two in Florida and one in California, per the John Hopkins coronavirus interactive map.
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