Ayanna Pressley being tested for coronavirus

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is being tested for COVID-19 after experiencing flu-like symptoms, a spokeswoman said Wednesday night.

“After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Congresswoman Pressley sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution. She has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results,” spokeswoman Lina Francis said in a statement.

Pressley is currently at home.

The announcement comes hours after fellow Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton said he was self-quarantining after experiencing possible coronavirus symptoms, including a low grade fever and tightness in his chest, but did not qualify to be tested for the novel virus.

U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, a former national campaign co-chair for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign alongside Pressley, is also at home in quarantine awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.

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