Two U.S. lawmakers are self-quarantining after both announced Wednesday they've tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a statement released by his office, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart said he's "feeling much better" after developing a fever and a headache over the weekend. The Republican urged people to take the pandemic "extremely seriously and follow CDC guidelines" to prevent it from spreading further.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat, said he's isolated himself at his home in Utah after he developed "mild cold-like symptoms." He said those symptoms later got worse, including labored breathing and a dry cough.
Diaz-Balart and McAdams are the first members of Congress to announce positive tests for COVID-19.
CNN reported that Congress' attending physician is reaching out to lawmakers who might've been around Diaz-Balart and McAdams. At least 19 other lawmakers have announced plans to self-quarantine after coming into contact with an infected individual.
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