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Sen. Ted Cruz remains in self-quarantine for several days “out of an abundance of caution” after learning he came in contact with a second person tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Texas Republican, announced Friday.

“My self-quarantine ended yesterday afternoon. I have no complaints and feel good, and I was looking forward to my family for dinner tonight,” Cruz said in a statement. “Unfortunately, last night I was informed, I had a second interaction with a Person yesterday tested positive COVID-19.”

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Cruz was under self-quarantine, like several other Republican lawmakers, after attending the CPAC conference two weeks ago where a person took part, was to have later been shown to be infected.

Before Cruz, the quarantine, the senator also met on 3. March, in his Washington DC office with Santiago Abascal, the leader of the Vox-party in Spain, announced Thursday that he tested positive for the virus.

“We met for about 20 minutes, sitting together on a conference table. We shook hands twice, and took photos,” Cruz said, noting that the Spanish politician was asymptomatic at the time.

Cruz said he would.an extension of his self-quarantine until March 17

“I’m still not feeling any symptoms. I am consulting with medical officials. But, for the same reasons that I made at the beginning, even under quarantine out of an abundance of caution and give all the rest—I am the extension of the self-quarantine 17. In March, a full fortnight after my meeting with Mr. Abascal,” Cruz said.

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No legislator, tested positive for coronavirus. But several politicians have been in self-isolation after coming in contact with someone who was infected.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., and Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced earlier this week that they would self-isolate, because they are in the Mar-a-Lago over the weekend with the Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro and his press Secretary Fabio Wajngarten, which tested both positive for the virus after a meeting with President Trump, and others.

Trump has not put itself under quarantine.

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Among those members, the temporarily cut from the interactions with your employees, colleagues and the public, Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., Rep Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif, and Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va.

The White house, the Pentagon and the Capitol, exposed to tours such as the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. continues to increase.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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