WHO Chief Tedros in Quarantine after Contact Gets COVID-19

ADDIS ABEBA – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for Covid-19.

The 55-year-old former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom said on his official twitter page that he had no symptoms.

“I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with WHO protocols, and work from home,” he confirmed.

“My WHO colleagues and I will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable,” Dr. Tedros – who is the first African head of the WHO – said.

“It is critically important that we all comply with health guidance,” he said. “This is how we will break chains of Covid-19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.”