WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Texas Governor Greg Abbott tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and is isolating and receiving a monoclonal antibody treatment, his office said.
Abbott, a Republican who has sought to block local officials in the state from mandating the use of masks, is without symptoms, his office said in a statement.
“Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms,” it said. “Everyone that the governor has been in close contact with today has been notified.”
(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech and Chris Reese)