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Coronavirus: Andrew Yang, New York mayoral candidate, says he has tested positive

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Andrew Yang, a former US presidential candidate, said Tuesday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Yang, 46, has recently become a top New York mayoral candidate. “After testing negative as recently as this weekend, I have taken a positive COVID rapid test. I’m experiencing mild symptoms, but am otherwise feeling well & in good spirits,” he tweeted.

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Yang said he was quarantining and adhering to public health guidelines “until I can get back out on the campaign trail.”

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