Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Ghebreyesus announced his status in a series of tweets via his verified account.
According to him: “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.
“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.
“My @WHO colleagues and I will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable. Together”