Va Gov. Northam, wife test positive for virus

Va Gov. Northam, wife test positive for virus

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Northam says he isn’t showing symptoms. He and wife Pam, who has mild symptoms, plan to isolate for the next 10 days while working remotely, according to a statement from his office.
The Democrat, the country’s only governor who is also a doctor, has previously been criticized by some Republican lawmakers who say his restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus are too stringent.
Northam said in a statement his test result shows the virus is “very real and very contagious.”
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt became the first governor to announce he’d tested positive in July.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who steadfastly refused a mask requirement, also tested positive.