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Two U.S. congressmen announced that they were placing themselves under voluntary self-quarantine over the fears of deadly coronavirus.

Both politicians said the decision was taken as they interacted with a person who tested positive for the new coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland late February.

“I have been informed that, during the CPAC conference, members of my staff and I came into contact with an individual who has since tested positive for, and is hospitalized for, COVID-19. I was with the individual for an extended period of time, and we shook hands several times,” Representative

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