Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who ended her 2020 presidential campaign just weeks ago, revealed that her husband tested positive for COVID-19.
Klobuchar wrote in a statement that her family received test results back for her husband, John, saying that he is now being treated at a hospital for the CCP virus. Public records show that her husband is 52 years old.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
“We just got the test results at 7 a.m. this morning,” Klobuchar wrote. “While I cannot see him and he is of course cut off from all visitors, our daughter Abigail and I are constantly calling and texting and emailing. We love him very much and pray for his recovery. He is exhausted and sick but a very strong and resilient person.”
Elaborating further, Klobuchar, 59, said John began to feel ill when he was in Washington and she was in Minnesota, believing that it was simply a cold.
“He immediately quarantined himself just in case and stopped going to his job teaching in Baltimore. He kept having a temperature and a bad, bad cough and when he started coughing up blood he got a test and a chest X-ray and they checked him into a hospital in Virginia,” the senator wrote.
Doctors reported very low oxygen levels that haven’t improved, she said, adding that he now has pneumonia. Her husband is now receiving oxygen but isn’t on a ventilator.
My husband has coronavirus. I love him & not being able to be by his side is one of the hardest things about this disease. So many are going through this & much worse. I pray for him & you & meanwhile I will do all I can to get help to the American people.https://t.co/fqQU6tA29r pic.twitter.com/SjyfdQxe1R
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) March 23, 2020
“I wanted to let my colleagues and constituents know that since John and I have been in different places for the last two weeks and I am outside the 14-day period for getting sick, my doctor has advised me to not get a test,” Klobuchar said. “As everyone is aware, there are test shortages for people who need them everywhere and I don’t qualify to get one under any standard.”
It comes after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) revealed that he tested positive for the virus on Sunday. However, he said that he is not showing any symptoms and is self-quarantined.
Several other senators, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), have quarantined themselves after interacting with Paul.
“I know so many Americans are going through this and so much worse right now. So I hope and pray for you, just as I hope you will do for my husband. Meanwhile I am working in the Senate to get help to the American people,” Klobuchar wrote.