Washington, United States:
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who received national recognition for her handling of turbulent anti-racism protests, tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.
"COVID-19 has literally moved in. I had NO symptoms and tested positive," Bottoms tweeted.
In an interview with CNN, she explained that she and her husband, who had also tested positive, decided to get tested because he had slept more than normal since Thursday.
"I'm still in a state of shock because I have no idea how we were exposed," said Bottoms.
She also had mild symptoms – mild headache and dry cough – but attributed it to allergies.
Bottoms made an intriguing publicity announcement on May 29 when the protests in their city became devastating as people raged over Minneapolis police murder of unarmed African American George Floyd.
Since then, she has been mentioned as a potential supporter of Joe Biden, the alleged Democratic presidential candidate.
The United States is the most affected country in the world, both in confirmed cases and in deaths. According to Johns Hopkins University, nearly 3 million COVID-19 cases have been reported with over 130,000 deaths.
The world's largest economic power has seen a resurgence of the virus since June, forcing several states to suspend its gradual economic reopening.
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