U.S. Rep Ayanna Pressley Tested For Coronavirus After Symptoms

This article originally appeared on the Boston Patch

BOSTON — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley has been tested for the coronavirus after experiencing flu-like symptoms, a spokesperson said. The Boston Democrat is awaiting test results.

"After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Congresswoman Pressley sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution," Lina Francis said.

Pressley is known outside of Massachusetts in part for being in the freshman group of progressive congresswomen dubbed "the squad."

She is the second U.S. representative from Massachusetts to be go public with a possible bout with COVID-19 Wednesday. Congressman Seth Moulton, of Salem, said he and his wife are self-quarantining after experiencing symptoms. Moulton said he has been unable to get tested.

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