New York City mayor tests positive for Covid-19

New York City mayor tests positive for Covid-19

New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, according to a statement from a spokesperson.

"This morning, Mayor Adams woke up with a raspy voice and, out of an abundance of caution, took a PCR test that has now come back positive," press secretary Fabien Levy said in the statement Sunday.

"At this time, the mayor has no other symptoms, but he is already isolating and will be canceling all public events for the remainder of the week," the statement said. "He is also going to immediately begin taking the anti-viral medications offered for free to New York City residents and encourages all New Yorkers eligible for these medications to take them as well."

"While he is isolating, he will continue to serve New Yorkers by working remotely," CNN cited Levy as saying.

Adams tweeted Sunday evening that he was following his doctor's orders and isolating with "minimal" symptoms, having been double vaccinated and boosted.

The mayor also took the opportunity to tout the New York City's free Covid testing and vaccination availability, saying "vaccines and antiviral treatments are saving lives from this formidable foe."

Adams has appeared at several public events in New York this week. On April 2, he attended the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, DC.