Vaccinated congressman tests positive for virus

BOSTON — A Massachusetts congressman who has received both doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has tested positive for the virus.

The office of United States (US) Representative Stephen Lynch said on Friday that the lawmaker had a negative test result before attending US President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The office said Lynch’s positive test result came after a staff member in his Boston office tested positive earlier this week. A statement said Lynch isn’t displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

Lynch will self-quarantine and vote by proxy in Congress in the coming week.

Lynch is the second member of the state’s congressional delegation to test positive in as many days.

On Thursday, US Representative Lori Trahan announced she had tested positive after repeatedly testing negative.