The Senate resumed work on Monday, however, all 100 senators would not be able to be tested for the coronavirus, because, according to numerous reports, tests are not enough.
On Thursday, Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol physician, said the Republican leaders that he has the ability to test for coronavirus only for those officials who have the main symptoms COVID-19. To identify asymptomatic cases of coronavirus senators of the tests is not enough. He also said that he had no access 15-minute Express test, which uses White House, writes the New York Post.
“The result of my tests can take two to seven business days.” said Monaghan.
According to the Centers for control and prevention of diseases, about half of all senators, the age of 65, which makes them more vulnerable to disease coronavirus.
The Senate again resumed on 4 may, after more than a month break, in that time, majority leader Mitch McConnell, insists that it can safely operate in the conditions of a pandemic, observing social distancing and using a protective mask.
“We will amend the program to work was reasonable and safe, but we follow our constitutional duty to the American people and lead a critical case personally.” he said.
Previously it was assumed that the 435 members of the house of representatives will return to work on may 4, but democratic leaders refused, after consultation with Manahuna.