Miami Mayor Reunites With Family, Goes Back to City Hall After Coronavirus Recovery

Francis Suarez was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 12

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More than two weeks after he was diagnosed with COVID-19, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez reunited with his family Monday after he announced he was no longer infected with the virus.

Suarez said in a video he posted to Twitter that he tested negative for the coronavirus for the second consecutive time.

"I can officially leave quarantine," Suarez said. "My family's on the way here to give me a big hug and a kiss."

On Tuesday morning, Suarez returned to city hall after 18 days in isolation.

"[I feel] great, I've been very blessed," he said.

Suarez was holding a news conference Tuesday to discuss his recovery and what the city will do moving forward.

Suarez was diagnosed on March 12. Along with other Miami city commissioners, Suarez initially self-quarantined after he was in contact with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications director, who tested positive after traveling to South Florida. He said he initially didn't feel any symptom and felt "healthy and strong."

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