2 Congress members from Oklahoma self-quarantine for 14 days

by The Black Wall Street Times
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Kendra Horn, D-Okla. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma U.S. Reps. Kendra Horn and Tom Cole said Thursday that they will self-quarantine for two weeks after two other members of Congress tested positive for COVID-19.

Horn, a Democrat, and Tom Cole, a Republican, each said they are not experiencing any symptoms of illness, but will self-quarantine on the recommendation of the House of Representatives’ attending physician.

Horn said she had contact with Utah Rep. Ben McAdams and Cole said he “was around” Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

McAdams announced Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, shortly after another congressman, Florida U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, said he had tested positive as well.

For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

The vast majority of people recover from the virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.


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