Thune returns to South Dakota after falling ill; Rounds self-isolating at family farm

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.