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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and other House Democrats arrive to meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is moving swiftly toward House passage of a coronavirus aid package possibly this week, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and other House Democrats arrive to meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is moving swiftly toward House passage of a coronavirus aid package possibly this week, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley announced Friday afternoon that she has tested negative for COVID-19, but she is recovering from the flu and feeling much better.

The Massachusetts Democrat issued a statement on March 25 saying she received medical treatment "out of an abundance of caution" after she began experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Pressley says she has asthma and had been in contact with a colleague who tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Seth Moulton also announced this week that he and his wife were in self-quarantine after experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms. However,  the Congressman said they did not qualify for testing.

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