Rev. Jesse Jackson and his spouse have been hospitalized after testing optimistic for COVID-19 on Saturday, in line with an announcement from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
Docs are monitoring their situation, the RPC stated in an announcement obtained by CNN Saturday. Jackson, 79, and his spouse, Jacqueline Jackson, 77, are presently at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the RPC stated.
There was no additional info available in regards to the diagnoses, although the group urged “anybody who has been round both of them for the final 5 or 6 days” to “observe the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] tips.”
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The RPC is a Chicago-based worldwide human and civil rights group that was based by Jackson in 1996, in accordance to its webpage.
Rev. Al Sharpton tweeted Saturday night following the incident, saying, “Allow us to all pray for Rev. and Mrs Jesse Jackson. They want our honest and intense prayers. Prayer modifications issues!!!”
Allow us to all pray for Rev. and Mrs Jesse Jackson. They want our honest and intense prayers. Prayer modifications issues!!!
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) August 22, 2021
Jackson underwent a profitable surgical procedure following a earlier hospitalization for belly discomfort in February of this 12 months. He was additionally identified with Parkinson’s illness in 2017.
The RPC wrote extra updates could be launched as info turns into out there.
The Washington Examiner contacted the RPC however didn’t instantly obtain a response.