Mississippi house speaker tests positive for COVID-19

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Washington – Mississippi Speaker Philip Gunn said on Sunday he for novel coronavirus, as he had been in contact a person, who had .

felt like needed go get myself tested just because had been this person and this morning was informed too have for COVID-19,” Gunn said in a on Facebook.

He added he had not shown many symptoms and felt fine.

official said he had planned self- and notified all he had been in close contact recently about his testing result.

He also urged residents in do the same if they got infected.

“We need make sure that we do everything we can get this past as quickly as possible,” he said.

Gunn, the presiding officer the 122-member , has sometimes worn a mask and sometimes not, according to the Associated Press.