Republican Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul fell ill with the coronavirus, but he has no symptoms of the disease, the Senator’s office said on his official Twitter account.
“Senator Rand Paul’s COVID-19 test was positive. He feels great and is in quarantine. He has no symptoms and has been tested as a precautionary measure due to intensive travel and activities,” the report said.
“Paul is not aware of any direct contact with any infected person. He is expected to return to the Senate after the end of the quarantine period,” the Senator’s office said.
The Senator’s employees report that they have been working “on remote” for a week, so they did not communicate with the Senator during this time.
Paul is aligned with the libertarian wing of the Republicans. He is the son of former member of the House of Representatives Ron Paul, who ran for President three times. Rand Paul himself ran for office in the 2016 election, but was unsuccessful.