Jackson mayor tests positive for COVID-19

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Office of the Mayor, Mayor Lumumba took the home test Tuesday morning as a matter of routine.

The mayor is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot. He is currently quarantining at home and now awaiting results from a separate PCR test to confirm the result.

On Wednesday, Mayor Lumumba shared the following message on Twitter.

“After testing positive for COVID yesterday, I’m grateful that my symptoms are mild and that Ebony and the girls are negative. Sincere thanks for all of the prayers and well wishes.  I’m fully vaxxed, boosted, & on the mend. God is good! #staysafe”

Mayor Lumumba advises neighbors to abide by the citywide mask mandate to limit the spread of the virus and to continue getting the vaccination and booster shot to limit the possibility of serious health effects.

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