South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette (R) announced on Monday that she has contracted the Chinese coronavirus but added that she is on the mend.
Evette said she “immediately began to self-quarantine” after feeling unwell last week and received her positive test results on Saturday. She is currently experiencing “mild symptoms” and said she is “already feeling much better.” A spokesman for Gov. Henry McMaster (R) said Evette’s symptoms included “a mild sore throat and headache.”
“As careful as I’ve been, this really does show how easily the virus is spread. Please continue to be diligent in keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe,” she pleaded, encouraging others to get tested “right away” if they begin experiencing symptoms of the virus:
Like so many others across the world, I have contracted the COVID-19 virus. I began feeling unwell on Thursday morning and immediately began to self-quarantine. I was tested