Legislators may have been infected with coronavirus due to the storming of the Capitol

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Legislators may have been infected with coronavirus due to the storming of the Capitol

Legislators may have been infected with coronavirus due to the storming of the Capitol

This was warned by the attending physician of the Congress in an electronic appeal

US lawmakers who headed for cover when a crowd broke into the Capitol a few days ago were likely to have been exposed to the coronavirus, a congressional physician said Sunday..

“On Wednesday January 6, many members of the House of Representatives community were in protective isolation in a room in a large committee hearing room,” Dr. Brian Monahan said in an email to lawmakers..

“Some have spent several hours in this room, others a shorter time. During this time, they could contact another person infected with a coronavirus infection, “he said..

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Monahan did not indicate how many lawmakers were on the premises, or whether there was anyone among them who tested positive..

Many lawmakers and staff have expressed outrage after the emergence of photographs of Republican members of Congress, who were without masks while in this room..

On January 6, hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump, outraged by his defeat in the November 3 elections, broke into the building where the House of Representatives and the Senate sit, while lawmakers were in a joint meeting to certify Joe Biden’s victory..

In many photographs, the participants in the assault were without masks..

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