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Chris Christie checks constructive for coronavirus and checks into the hospital as a precaution

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on September 27, 2020.

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Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tested positive for the coronavirus and checked into Morristown Medical Center as a precautionary measure on Saturday afternoon.

"I just got the message that I am positive for COVID-19. I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who went out of their way to ask how I was feeling over the past day or two," wrote Christie on Saturday in a tweet. "I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary people informed of my condition."

"While I am feeling fine and having only mild symptoms, based on my history of asthma, we have decided that this is an important precautionary measure," Christie wrote.

Christie's diagnosis comes from the fact that several aides and senators who attended the Supreme Court nomination announcement of President Trump's White House last Saturday have since announced positive Covid-19 test results.

President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and the First Lady had a positive diagnosis and that the President had been taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday.

Christie helped Trump prepare for last week's presidential debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden. He was at the White House for the ceremony last weekend and said no one was wearing masks while preparing the debate.

"Nobody was wearing masks in the room when we were preparing for the president at that time," Christie said in an interview on ABC. "And the group consisted of five or six people in all."

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