UPDATE: Thune's condition improving, Rounds in self-isolation

UDATE, 3/26

Sen. John Thune (R, S.D.) is feeling better Thursday, a day after he flew home to South Dakota after falling ill.

A spokesperson for Thune said he woke up feeling ill Wednesday morning. He consulted with his doctors, then flew from Washington to South Dakota out of an "abundance of caution."

On Thursday, Thune said his condition is improving, and he has remained in contact with his personal physician. His doctor says there is no need to take additional actions at this time, but Thune will remain home for the time being.

Meantime, Sen. Mike Rounds (R, S.D.) said Thursday he plans on temporarily self-isolating. He feels fine, but his wife, a cancer survivor, is at higher risk, so he will self-isolate for seven to ten days as a precaution.

There has been a heightened concern nationwide for any flu-like symptoms due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Another Senator, Rand Paul of Kentucky, was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week.


Original story

In an email late Wednesday evening the office of South Dakota Senator John Thune says he has returned to South Dakota after feeling ill in Washington.

A Thune spokesperson says the Senator woke up Wednesday morning and didn't feel well. Thune consulted with doctors in both Washington and South Dakota and was told there was no need for any further medical action but that he should continue to monitor his symptoms.

Thune's office says out of an abundance of caution he has returned to South Dakota where he will continue to maintain contain with his physicians.

Thune's return to South Dakota coincides with an expected vote in the United States Senate on a proposed $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package.

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