The general director of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that he had started a quarantine after having been in contact with a person infected with covid-19, specifying that he has no symptoms.
“I am fine and without symptoms, but I will be quarantined for the next few days, according to WHO protocols and I will work from home,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote on Sunday night in the Twitter account.
“It is extremely important that we all comply with health standards. That is how we are going to break the chains of transmission (…), suppress the virus and protect health systems ”, he added.
The WHO official has been at the forefront of initiatives by the United Nations health agency to combat the pandemic.
In early October, he was forced to defend the work of WHO, accused, in particular by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, of incompetence in managing the pandemic.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed nearly 1.2 million deaths and more than 46 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.