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Kansas House speaker had coronavirus; governor to get tested

Kansas House speaker had coronavirus; governor to get tested Photo: WDIO-TV/File

John Hanna
Created: August 06, 2020 09:31 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A top Republican legislator in Kansas was hospitalized last month after testing positive for the novel coronavirus and didn’t disclose it to colleagues until this week.

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The state’s Democratic governor declared Thursday that she’ll get tested because the two of them attended a meeting together after he was hospitalized.

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. is the highest-ranking official in Kansas known to have been infected.

Ryckman notified fellow Republicans in the Kansas House in a letter after Tuesday’s primary election.

He said he had a doctor's clearance to attend a Statehouse meeting July 29 with Kelly and other top lawmakers. She called the action “reckless and dangerous.”

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