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Mississippi Choctaw Chief Has COVID-19, Urges Precautions


April 21, 2020

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Chief Cyrus Ben Photo courtesy Facebook

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says he has tested positive for COVID-19, which the Mississippi Free Press reported on Saturday, and he is urging people to follow advice of health professionals to try to slow the spread of the highly contagious new coronavirus.

Chief Cyrus Ben said in a video posted to the tribe's Facebook page on Saturday that he had not experienced any symptoms. He said he is quarantined with his family and is continuing to work remotely.


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