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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Gets Tested for COVID-19 After Flu-like Symptoms

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) is experiencing flu-like symptoms and has undergone testing for COVID-19, according to her spokesperson.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Partys coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide.

Pressleys spokesperson, Lina Francis, said Wednesday that the Massachusetts congressional delegate is awaiting the results of the COVID-19 test.

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Epoch Times Photo Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks as Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) listen during a news conference in Washington, on July 15, 2019. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Pressley is the second member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation to experience symptoms of the respiratory illness.

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Epoch Times Photo Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks at a campaign event in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 21, 2019. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said Wednesday he decided to self-quarantine after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Moulton, a former presidential hopeful, sought medical advice and was told that because the symptoms were minor and a test would not change his treatment, he did not qualify for a test.

Rep. Seth Moulton
Rep. Seth Moulton Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) speaks during the 2020 Public Service Forum hosted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nev., on Aug. 3, 2019. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Another recent congressional representative to announce flu-like symptoms is California Rep. Katie Porter, who said she, too, has been tested.

“Over the weekend, I had a fever over 100.4 degrees. As instructed, I continued to isolate in my bedroom and phoned my provider. I carefully followed all instructions to visit my doctor and received a test for COVID-19. I am waiting for results,” she said in a tweet earlier Wednesday.

P.S. My children are so far healthy and handling things well, and I did make sure to wear a mask! pic.twitter.com/y4wiRL9RHG

— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) Read More – Source

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