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Journalist Covering Trump Tulsa Rally Has COVID-19

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By    |   Saturday, 27 June 2020 01:35 PM

An Oklahoma journalist contracted coronavirus while covering the rally held by President Donald Trump in Tulsa last week.

Oklahoma Watch reporter Paul Monies, who said he wore a mask during the rally, said he received his diagnosis Friday.

Monies tweeted:

"Friends, I tested positive for #COVID19. I'm pretty surprised. I have zero symptoms (so far) and I feel fine. In fact, I ran 5 miles this morning. I can't say definitively that I got it at the rally. But it's someone I’ve been in contact with in the last two weeks."

According to the Associated Press, six members of the Trump campaign were diagnosed with coronavirus only hours before the rally. Several dozen Secret Service agents underwent a 14-day quarantine after working at the rally.

"I spent a couple of hours reaching out to anyone I was in contact with indoors, a few friends in the neighborhood," Monies said. "I just felt it was my responsibility to tell people I knew myself that I have tested positive."

Trump has received criticism for holding the rally during the coronavirus pandemic.

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