US Senator Mitt Romney tests negative for coronavirus

Washington, Mar 25: US Senator and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that he had tested negative for the coronavirus but would nevertheless complete his two week period of self-imposed isolation.

“Thankfully I’ve tested negative for COVID-19. Nevertheless, guidance from my physician, consistent with the CDC guidelines, requires me to remain in quarantine as the test does not rule out the onset of symptoms during the 14-day period,” Romney said in a tweet.

At least three US lawmakers have tested positive for the virus within the past couple weeks.

The US now has more than 52,000 confirmed COVID_19 cases with 677 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. (AGENCIES)