Amy Klobuchar announces her husband has coronavirus

Husband of the Minnesota senator and former 2020 presidential candidate is hospitalized

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Senator Amy Klobuchar with her husband John and daughter Abigail at the announcement of her presidential bid
Senator Amy Klobuchar with her husband John and daughter Abigail at the announcement of her presidential bid
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March 23, 2020 - 1:42pm

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    Former Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Monday that her husband, John, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and is being treated at a Virginia hospital. 

    According to the senator's statement, her husband is "exhausted and sick but a very strong and resilient person." He also has pneumonia and has been given oxygen, but is not on a ventilator, she said.

    Klobuchar also said that she and her husband have been in separate geographic locations for the past two weeks and that she is outside of the 14-day period for developing the illness. Her doctor has advised her not to get a test. 

    "I love my husband so very much and not being able be there at the hospital by his side is one of the hardest things about this disease," the senator wrote.

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