March 12, 2020 / 1:09 PM / in 17 days

Second U.S. senator closes Washington office amid coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - A second U.S. senator closed their Washington, D.C. office on Thursday, a day after a U.S. Senate staffer tested positive for the coronavirus in another office.

“Other congressional employees are likely to test positive in the days ahead,” Republican Senator Tom Cotton said in a statement, adding that disruptions would be minimal given Congress’ scheduled week-long recess set to start on Friday. (Reporting by Susan Heavey Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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