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Democratic congresswoman says she has presumed virus infection

WASHINGTON — New York Representative Nydia Velázquez, a Democrat who attended Friday’s House session to pass a $2 trillion rescue package, says in a statement today that she has a presumed coronavirus infection.

Velázquez, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan, stood within feet of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic and Republican leaders at a signing ceremony after the bill was passed.

Velázquez, 67, says in the statement that she began to feel ill yesterday morning and spoke to the Capitol’s attending physician by phone. She says she was diagnosed with a presumed infection, but has mild symptoms and is isolating at home, as the doctor recommended.

— AP

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