Associated Press closes DC office after journalist shows coronavirus symptoms

Published March 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters 

The Associated Press is temporarily closing its office from Friday in Washington, DC after one of its staff journalists, who had direct contact with a possible coronavirus patient, showed some symptoms of illness, the AP reported.

Test tube with Corona virus name label is seen in this illustration picture. (REUTERS / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)
Test tube with Corona virus name label is seen in this illustration picture. (REUTERS / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The staffer was one of hundreds of journalists at a journalism convention last week in New Orleans where an attendee later tested positive for the coronavirus, the news agency said in a news report.

A colleague of the journalist in the DC office also showed some symptoms and the AP told staffers there to work from home until at least Tuesday, according to the report.

 
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