Xinhua news agency, Washington, August 20 (reporter Xu Jianmei, Deng Xianlai) – U.S. Republican Senator Bill Cassidy said on the 20th that he was tested for new coronavirus on the same day and the test results were positive. Cassidy is the second U.S. senator to be diagnosed with the new coronavirus since the outbreak in March. Cassidy said in a statement on the same day that he was told that he had contacted a new coronavirus infected person on the evening of the 19th and was tested for new coronavirus on the 20th, and the test result was positive. He said he would strictly follow the guidance of medical experts. In late March this year, Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, tested positive for new coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. senator to be diagnosed with NCV. At present, the U.S. Senate is in recess.