New York Mayor John Adams has tested positive for the Novel coronavirus virus, the New York City government said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Novel Coronavirus tests conducted on Mr. Adams, who developed hoarseness that morning, were positive,” the statement said. Adams, who has no other symptoms, has been quarantined and will cancel his public engagements. During the quarantine, Adams will continue to work remotely.
Adams will immediately begin taking the anti-Novel Coronavirus drug, which is available free of charge to New Yorkers, and he is encouraging eligible New Yorkers to take them, the statement said.
Dozens of people who attended a recent dinner in Washington, DC, are now reported to have contracted novel coronavirus infections.