Ted Cruz self-quarantines after contact with coronavirus patient

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced on Sunday that he was placing himself under self-quarantine for the next week after interacting briefly at the Conservative Political Action Conference with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

Cruz tweeted that he had a conversation with the person, and decided to isolate himself after consulting with public health officials and Vice President Mike Pence, who is spearheading the Trump administration response to the outbreak.

“I’m not experiencing any symptoms, and I feel fine and healthy,” Cruz said. He said his contact with the person was 10 days ago and the average incubation period is five to six days.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said he also shook hands with an infected person at CPAC, and will self-quarantine this week.

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