Senator Ted Cruz re-enters quarantine after exposure to second person with COVID-19

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WASHINGTON D.C. — On Friday, Senator Ted Cruz announced in a tweet that he is re-entering self-quarantine one day after finishing his first self-quarantine because he ran into second person who tested positive for COVID-19, a form of coronavirus.

In his statement on Twitter, he explained, “On March 3, I met in my D.C. office with Santiago Abascal, the leader of the Vox Party in Spain. We met for about 20 minutes, sitting together at a conference table. We shook hands twice and took pictures together.”

He said Abascal tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night.

Cruz is extending his self-quarantine to a full 14 days after his interaction with Abascal which would be March 17, according to his statement.

Cruz said he is still not experiencing any symptoms.

You can read his full statement below:

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