Kentucky governor and family go into isolation

Kentucky governor and family go into isolation
Gov. Andy Beshear in Frankfort, Kentucky on Thursday, February 27, 2020 (Source: Flickr: UK College of Agriculture)

(AP) - Kentucky’s governor says he will be in isolation after a member of his security detail who drove with his family tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday that he and his family feel fine and have tested negative for the virus. Beshear’s wife and their two children also will stay isolated.

The governor has stressed the importance of following the advice of health experts to limit the virus’s spread and says that by going into isolation he will be “walking the walk, not just talking the talk.”

Beshear says his family was not in contact with anyone else following the exposure.

He says that his family and the state police trooper who accompanied his family all wore facial coverings.

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