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Second US congresswoman tests positive for COVID-19 after capitol unrest Pramila Jayapal
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Second US congresswoman tests positive for COVID-19 after capitol unrest

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Jan 2021, 04:46 pm

Moscow/Sputnik: Pramila Jayapal, a member of the US House of Representatives, said on Monday that she contracted COVID-19 after being locked down in the same room with a number of Republican lawmakers who refused to wear masks during the unrest in the Capitol last week.

"I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one," Jayapal said in a post on her official Twitter account.

Earlier on Monday, US Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman said she also contracted COVID-19 following possible exposure during the lockdown in the Capitol on January 6.