Kentucky governor tests negative for COVID-19

Andy Beshear
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has tested negative for COVID-19 in a precautionary move after he felt ill. The governor said Tuesday that the experience gave him “newfound empathy” for people facing the anxiety of waiting for their own test results. Beshear said in a video that he and his family tested negative for the coronavirus. But he described it as a “real scare” after he showed symptoms Tuesday morning that can suggest someone has the virus. The Democratic governor says he immediately isolated himself and canceled afternoon events. He was tested a couple of hours later.