WHO chief Tedros Adhanom in quarantine after contact tests positive for coronavirus

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom in quarantine after contact tests positive for coronavirus

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for coronavirus. Tedros Adhanom, however, stressed that he had no symptoms of the Covid-19 infection. In a tweet on Sunday, Tedros Adhanom said that he has been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus and that he was under self-quarantine. "I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet. Tedros has been at the forefront of the United Nations health agency's efforts to battle the pandemic since it was reported in China.

"My @WHO colleagues and I will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable. Together!" Tedros tweeted.