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Republican U.S. Senator Johnson diagnosed with COVID-19 -spokesman

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, who heads the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, a spokesman said on Saturday.

The spokesman said Johnson “feels healthy and is not experiencing symptoms” but will stay in isolation until he is cleared by a doctor. The aide did not identify the person Johnson came in contact with recently who also has COVID-19.

Reporting by Richard Cowan Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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