Washington: World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he kept himself in quarantine after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
It is critically important that we all comply with health guidance. This is how we will break chains of #COVID19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) November 1, 2020
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.