Sen. David Perdue quarantines after contact with Covid, before Georgia ends with Ossoff

Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks during a campaign while running for re-election on 21 December 2020 at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, in Milton, Georgia.

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Georgia Senator David Perdue is quarantined after contacting someone who tested positive for Covid-19, his campaign said Thursday, less than a week before the Republican election against Jon Ossoff.

Perdue tested negative for the coronavirus, according to his campaign.

Its runoff from Ossoff is one of two runoffs in Georgia that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats in 2021 have majority control over the U.S. Senate.

In the other race, current Senator Kelly Loeffler, Perdue’s fellow Republican, faces Democratic Reverend Raphael Warnock.

“This morning, Senator Perdue was informed that he had come into close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19,” Perdue’s campaign said in a statement.

“Both Senator Perdue and his wife tested negative today, but according to his doctor’s recommendations and in accordance with CDC guidelines, they will be quarantined. The senator and his wife have been tested regularly throughout the campaign, and the team will continue to test CDC. guidelines. Further information will be provided if available. “

Perdue would appear with Loeffler at a rally and concert on New Year’s Eve in Gainesville on Thursday afternoon.

In the last days before Tuesday, Republicans made every effort to vote, as the data shows Democrats had an advantage in the early turnout.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to fight for Perdue and Loeffler in Georgia on Monday.

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