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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The 42-year-old Cuban-American mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, released a public statement indicating he was going to self-quarantine after he learned he may have been in contact with Fabio Wajngarten, the communications secretary for Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Suarez announced that although he feels “healthy and strong” he had tested positive and will remain in quarantine for at least 14 days.

“If we did not shake hands or you did not come into contact with me if I coughed or sneezed, there is no action you need to take whatsoever,” reads Suarez’s statement. “If we did, however, touch or shake hands, or if I sneezed or coughed near you since Monday, it is recommended that you self-isolate for 14 days, but you do not need to get tested.”

Sen. Rick Scott, also announced that he would also be in self-quarantine after potentially coming in contact with Brazil’s Wajngarten.

And at this point many of us know who else met with the infected Brazilian official? President Donald Trump, who as of the writing of this article has not submitted to a coronavirus test.

 

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