WHO chief goes into quarantine after coming in contact with Covid-19 patient

Covid vaccine alone will not end pandemic: WHO chief
WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New Delhi (NVI): World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19.

Ghebreyesus took to Twitter to announce the news of his self-quarantine and said he was feeling well and did not have any symptoms of the virus.

“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 tweeted.

He also stressed upon that it is important to comply with health guidelines amid the pandemic.

“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 said in another tweet.

He added that, “My WHO colleagues and I will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable. Together!”

Tedros has been at the forefront of the United Nations health agency’s efforts to battle the pandemic.

This comes at the time when the global coronavirus cases have crossed 46 million-mark and the death toll is nearing 12 lakh, according to the data provided by John Hopkins University.

-RJV