WHO DG, Ghebreyesus gives update on his COVID-19 status


Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, has given an update on his COVID-19 status.

The WHO DG, in a series of tweets on his verified handle @Dr.Tedros, said he was well and without symptoms.

He, however, said that he would go into quarantine in the coming days.

Tedros disclosed this after he was said to have had contact with someone who had symptoms of COVID-19.

His tweetS: “I’ve been identified as a contact person of someone who has COVID-19 symptoms. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days and self-quarantine from home.

“My colleagues and I at WHO will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ghebreyesus, alongside other health officials, has been at the forefront of fighting the pandemic.

He urged the public to continue to comply with health guidance in order to suppress the virus.

“This is how we will break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems,” his tweet added.

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