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NY Rep. Adriano Espaillat has coronavirus

NEW YORK - Manhattan Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D) has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced on Thursday.The 66-year-old representative said he is at home quarantining after the positive test.Espaillat says he had received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week but still contracted the virus.

He says he understands that it takes time for the vaccine to become fully effective.RELATED:  NJ REP BLAMES CORONAVIRUS ON COLLEAGUESEspaillat is the fourth member of Congress to test positive after last week's Capitol riot.Some Democrats are blaming Republican members of Congress for exposing them to the virus after refusing to wear masks when they were moved to a secure location.

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