Two US Lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol riot

January 13, 2021

Two members of the US Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus. One of the Lawmakers was recently accusing Republicans of refusing to wear masks and mocking those who did during a riot at the legislature last week.


In a tweet, Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said she had taken a test after being trapped in a secure room with fellow lawmakers, and that she had tested positive. Hours earlier, fellow Democratic congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman said she too had contracted the virus and that she believed she had been exposed to it during last week’s violence.

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