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Minnesota Democratic Representative Angie Craig announced on Twitter on Thursday that she had contracted the coronavirus days after appearing at a White House event with the President of the Chamber Nancy Pelosi who also tested positive for the virus.
“This week, as part of my regular testing routine, I received multiple negative COVID tests in Washington,” Craig said in a statement on Twitter. “But after learning that several of my colleagues had tested positive this week, I requested a further test today. This afternoon I started to experience mild symptoms and soon after learned of the positive result of my COVID test.”
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Craig added that she has isolated herself from staff and will be quarantined in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Craig was gift at an Affordable Care Act event in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday with Pelosi, Biden and former President Barack Obama.
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At the event, Pelosi was seen hugging the president and kissing him on the cheek. On Thursday, Pelosi’s office announced that the San Francisco Democrat had tested positive for the coronavirus.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Recount Fox News’ Peter Doocy at a press conference Thursday that the interaction between Pelosi and Biden did not meet the CDC’s definition of “close contact.”
“Their definition is 15 minutes of contact within a set period of time, within six feet,” Psaki said. “He hasn’t reached that bar.”
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The White House did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment on whether a second individual testing positive at Tuesday’s event is a cause for concern for Biden, 79.