COVID-19: Director General Of WHO Goes Into Self-quarantine

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The Director-General (DG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus says he has gone into self-quarantine having been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The WHO DG made the announcement in a series of tweets late Sunday night.

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 #COVID-19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.

“My colleagues and I at WHO will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable.”

A number of countries in Europe face renewed lockdown measures due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in those nations.