Texas Senator Ted Cruz Extends Self-Quarantine After 2nd Exposure to COVID-19
After being in contact with a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendee in late February who tested positive for the coronavirus, Texas Senator Ted Cruz's initial self-quarantine was supposed to end on Thursday, March 12th. But after meeting with someone else who's tested positive for COVID-19, it's been extended.
In a statement from Senator Cruz, on March 3rd he met in his Washington D.C. office with Santiago Abascal, leader of the Vox Party in Spain. Abascal has tested positive for COVID-19.
"We met for about 20 minutes, sitting together at a conference table. We shook hands twice and took pictures together," Sen. Cruz said. "My understanding is that Mr. Abascal tested positive for COVID-19 last night. His staff have informed us that he was asymptomatic at the time of our meeting and that several days after our meeting he had extended interactions with another individual who has also tested positive."
Cruz says that while he still doesn't feel any symptoms, he will extend his self-quarantine to March 17th out of an abundance of caution.