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WHO Chief to undergo self-quarantine

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said today that he would undergo self-quarantine as he has been identified as a contact of a COVID-19 patient.

“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,” Dr. Tedros said in a tweet.

He said it was critically important for everyone to comply with health guidelines.

“This is how we will break the chains of COVID-19 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!,” he said.