The Speaker of Mississippi State Assembly, Philip Gunn has tested positive for COVID-19.
Gunn made his status known via a Facebook post on Sunday saying he decided to go for a test after coming in contact with another individual who tested positive for the virus.
“I felt like I needed to go get myself tested just because I had been with this person and this morning was informed that I too have tested positive for COVID-19.”
He said in the Facebook video, adding that he has not shown any COVID-19 symptoms so far.
He said he has gone into self isolation and informed his close contacts to also get tested and go into self isolation.
We need to make sure that we do everything we can to get this past us as quickly as possible,” he said as he advised members of the public to take precautions and follow public health rules.