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Mayor Turner tests positive for COVID-19

He's reported to have mild symptoms after being tested Friday afternoon.

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he is confident the vaccine protected him from having worse symptoms after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

He was tested Friday after showing mild COVID-19 symptoms. The mayor's office confirmed Turner is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot.

"I was not feeling well overnight and thought I was suffering from allergies or a sinus infection, so I decided to get tested before starting my daily schedule," Turner said in a tweet. "Before and after getting my test results, I canceled all events for today and the weekend."

The mayor has cleared his schedule through the weekend as he isolates at home.

"There is no question in my mind that because of the vaccine and booster my symptoms have been mild-no fever or shortness of breath. Get the booster and keep your mask on," the mayor tweeted Saturday.

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