U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has been hospitalized due to health reasons not related to the coronavirus, according to a Commerce Department spokesperson.
“Secretary Ross has been admitted into the hospital for minor, non-coronavirus related issues. He is doing well and we anticipate his release soon,” according to a statement NBC News obtained.
Ross started working remotely as coronavirus began to spread in the United States. The former banker and private equity investor was working from his home in Florida in late March. The White House did not want to comment.
#NEW Sources say #Commerce Secretary #WilburRoss was hospitalized Friday night. Sources say he was not feeling well. Source confirms that the overnight stay is not coronavirus-related or serious… adding, “they are just making sure he’s ok.”
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) July 18, 2020
After news of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s hospitalization Marco Rubio sent flowers to the American Gothic painting.
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