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Virginia governor and first lady test positive for coronavirus

Added 09-25-20 11:43:02am EST - “The governor says he is asymptomatic.” - Politico.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Politico.com: “Virginia governor and first lady test positive for coronavirus”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam listens to a reporter's question during a press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va. | Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that both he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The governor's office said in a statement that Northam is showing no symptoms while those of Pam Northam are mild.

Northam, a Democrat, is the country’s only governor who is also a doctor. Some Republican lawmakers criticize his restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling them too stringent.

Northam said in a statement that the positive test result shows that the virus is “very real and very contagious.”

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