March 12, 2020 / 2:38 AM / in 20 days

Staffer in U.S. senator's office tests positive for coronavirus -report

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - A staffer in U.S. Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell’s office has tested positive for coronavirus, Politico reported on Wednesday.

Cantwell will close her office for the week and her staff will work remotely, Politico reported. She has also asked for additional staffers to be tested, according to the news outlet.

Cantwell represents the state of Washington, which has been one of the states hardest hit by the outbreak. (Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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