AFBF President Zippy Duvall Tests Positive for COVID-19
USAgNet - 07/09/2020
The head of the American Farm Bureau has tested positive for the coronavirus and declined an invitation to the White House as a result. A spokeswoman for the AFBF told U.S. News and World Report that Zippy Duvall was remaining home at his farm in
Georgia and "feeling strong and in good spirits."
Duvall had been slated to attend a White House dinner Wednesday evening with the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel López Obrador.
Duvall's diagnosis comes as the White House has scaled up restrictions to prevent President Trump from contracting the coronavirus, and those who meet with the president are regularly tested for the virus.
More than 3 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since the pandemic began earlier this year, and the country is still seeing rates of new coronavirus infections increase in many states.