SALEM, MA — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is self-quarantining on doctor's orders after showing symptoms of the new coronavirus.

2020欧洲杯赛事In a statement, Moulton said he developed a low-grade fever on Thursday, as well as a "concerning" tightness in his chest. While he did not have a cough, he had a sore throat, body aches and unusual fatigue.

"I'm making this public because I will potentially miss some important votes as a result," Moulton said. "Leadership must be personal as well, and I hope others who have mild symptoms will also self-quarantine and follow doctors' orders."

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The Salem Democrat said his wife Liz had similar symptoms, but their 18-month-old daughter has thus far been symptom-free. The Moultons did not, however, qualify for testing because their symptoms are minor and testing would not change their treatment protocol. With the House of Representatives reconvening over the weekend, Moulton said he made the decision to self-quarantine.

He said he will remain under self-quarantine seven days after his symptoms started to improve and he does not have a fever for 72 hours. That could be as early as Saturday.

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