The governor of Montana, Greg Gianforte, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
His office said that Republicans were vaccinated for the first time last week and will self-isolate for 10 days in accordance with public health guidelines and doctors’ recommendations. His wife Susan Gianforte (Susan Gianforte) also took the test and did not have any symptoms while waiting for the results.
Gianfort said that since he was sworn in on January 4, he and his staff have been regularly inspected. The governor’s office said the staff will be inspected again on Tuesday and has notified those who have been in close contact with the governor.
In his first term as governor of Montana, Gianforte lost his election with Democrat Steve Bullock in 201
Gianfort subsequently ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2017 special elections. When he attacked Ben Jacobs, the Guardian reporter at the time, during an election campaign in May of that year, he published national news.
The violent attack captured by Jacobs in the audio and confirmed by Fox News reporters led to a misdemeanor assault.
Although an assistant initially made false statements about the attack, Gianforte pleaded guilty and was fined by the angry manager. He also agreed to donate US$50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Gianforte won the only seat in the House of Representatives of Montana anyway, and was re-elected in 2018. In 2020, he defeated Democrat Mike Cooney to become governor.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Montana recorded more than 105,000 Covid-19 cases and 1,466 deaths.
The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the Covid-19 vaccine will not produce a positive result in the virus coronavirus test.