Williams tests positive for COVID-19

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Caribbean American New York City Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams disclosed Friday night that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

“Tonight, I tested positive for COVID-19, along with thousands of other New Yorkers, as the next wave of the virus rises in our city and state,” said Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, in a statement. “I have mild symptoms and am quarantining at home away from my pregnant wife, who has tested negative.

“I know that isolation is a privilege not everyone has, and I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted,” added Williams, a candidate for Governor of New York in next June’s Democratic Primary. “The recent spike in COVID-19 cases across New York is urgent and alarming, and this is a time to take precautions that can prevent both a deadly surge and the need for more restrictive measures.

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