Graham tests negative for coronavirus

Graham tests negative for coronavirus
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead Biden move to tap oil reserves draws GOP pushback MORE (R-S.C.) announced Sunday that he had tested negative for the coronavirus after self-quarantining due to fear of potential exposure.

In a tweet, the Republican senator added that he would continue to follow best practices for presenting the disease's spread following his announcement.

"I was just informed by Dr. Moynihan, the head of the House Physicians Office, that my coronavirus test was NEGATIVE, Graham said. "I’m very grateful and like everyone else will follow the best practices to stay negative."

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"I look forward to getting back to work with my Senate colleagues and President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE to contain this virus and stabilize our economy," he added. "Thank you very much for all the prayers and well wishes!"

Graham announced last week that he was self-quarantining after a recent visit to President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was present. Bolsonaro is currently being monitored for the disease after his spokesman tested positive.

The South Carolina senator said he had "no recollection" of interacting with the Brazilian president during his trip to Florida. He was the third senator to announce plans to self-quarantine after possible exposure to the disease, and several House lawmakers have done the same in recent days.