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U.S. Atlanta mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Xinhua
07 Jul 2020, 09:44 GMT+10

Official photo of Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, the capital city of southeastern U.S. state of Georgia. (Photo credit: City of Atlanta Mayor's Office)

"I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive," she says on Twitter.

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta which is the capital city of southeastern U.S. state of Georgia, said on Monday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

"COVID-19 has literally hit home," Bottoms tweeted.

"I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive," she said on Twitter.

Bottoms, 50, is reportedly in the running to become the running mate to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. She has gained national attention in recent weeks for her handling of the pandemic and the protest against police brutality and racial injustice. ■

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