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New York Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres tests positive for Coronavirus

Ritchie Torres poses for picture


New York City Council member and congressional candidate Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

Details: In a statement, Torres said that he likely contracted the virus from a senior staff member who tested positive “after experiencing symptoms for several days.” Torres said he would be under quarantine and work from his Bronx apartment.

Situational awareness: Torres is a candidate in the June 28th Democratic primary for the open seat in New York’s 15th congressional district. He attended AIPAC’s Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. at the beginning of March.