Sen. John Thune returns to South Dakota after feeling ill

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sen. John Thune is consulting with his doctor in South Dakota after leaving Washington, D.C., because he felt ill.

Spokesman Ryan Wrasse said Thune was told by doctors to self-monitor and that he didn’t need to take additional action.

The 59-year-old flew home on a chartered flight, accompanied by one member of his security detail. Wrasse tweeted later Thursday that Thune’s condition had improved.

Meanwhile, South Dakota’s other senator, Republican Mike Rounds, is self-isolating at his family farm in South Dakota as a precaution. Rounds says he is not feeling symptoms but is taking the precaution in part because his wife, Jean, is at higher risk for COVID-19 following her treatment for cancer.

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