Virginia governor Northam tests positive for COVID-19

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife Pamela Northam, speaks during a news conference Richmond, Virginia, U.S. February 2, 2019. REUTERS/ Jay Paul/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Friday said he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest U.S. state governor to announce this week that they have contracted the highly contagious virus.

Northam, a Democrat, announced his positive test results in a post on Twitter, saying he is asymptomatic and will continue to work while isolating at home. Republican Missouri Governor Mike Parson this week said preliminary tests showed he and his wife were positive for COVID-19.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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