The two were identified positive for coronavirus after attending a conference in Washington DC attended by Vice President Mike Pence.
The Israeli Civil Service Commission (AIPAC) informed conference attendees on March 1, including a number of lawmakers, that at least two people attending the conference in Washington DC had tested positive charged with coronavirus.
The pro-Israel lobby group said in its latest statement to attendees, speakers, authorities and Congressional Office on March 6, two cases of illness had traveled from New York to Washington. DC to attend the conference from March 1 to 3.
“We are maintaining ongoing communication with the Westchester County Department of Health and the Department of Health, as well as in collaboration with the New York Department of Health and national health agencies,” the AIPAC statement said.
Attendees and speakers at the conference included Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican Liz Cheney member, billionaire Mike Bloomberg, former Senator candidate Cory Booker, and several other legislators on both political parties.
The group’s website says more than 18,000 people from all over the country attended the conference and two-thirds of the National Assembly participated.
AIPAC had previously warned conference attendees about the possibility that some people related to a Covid-19 patient before coming to DC to attend the event and they would be required to self-quarantine.
When asked about this during a press conference about the coronavirus, Mr. Pence and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it was the first time they had heard of cases at AIPAC has just been announced by this group right before the press conference, but will work closely and announce information as soon as it is received.
In a statement released on March 6, the DC Department of Health said it was working with AIPAC to update attendees’ information, but so far “has not noted any risks for conference attendees this time “.
“All attendees and the community are encouraged to follow epidemic prevention measures, including self-isolation at home if ill and contact health facilities if symptoms develop,” said Department of Health. Te said.
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