Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas introduced on Saturday that he had examined detrimental for the coronavirus, 4 days after testing constructive. He mentioned he’ll proceed to quarantine on the advice of medical doctors.
In a video posted on Twitter, Mr. Abbott, 63, credited vaccines with defending him from severe sickness.
“I’m advised my an infection was temporary and delicate due to the vaccination I acquired,” he mentioned, “So I encourage others who haven’t acquired the vaccination to contemplate getting one.”
He added that Cecilia Abbott, his spouse, continues to check detrimental.
Mr. Abbott, who didn’t expertise signs from his an infection and who started receiving monoclonal antibody therapy after his constructive outcome, has been a vocal opponent of masks and vaccine mandates. Within the days earlier than he introduced his take a look at outcome, the governor attended a number of maskless indoor public occasions, together with a crowded indoor political gathering hosted by a Republican membership in Collin County, a hotly contested space of the fast-growing suburbs north of Dallas.
In Saturday’s video, Mr. Abbott mentioned he would proceed working from the governor’s mansion, and deliberate to give attention to opening amenities throughout the state the place coronavirus sufferers can obtain monoclonal antibody therapies. Texas well being officers are hoping such facilities can stop sufferers from turning into critically ailing and alleviate stress on overwhelmed hospitals throughout the state as infections attain ranges not seen since January.