GENEVA (Forsige) – The head of the World Health Organization Tedros Ghebreyesus has gone into self-quarantine after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for Covid-19.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is based in Geneva, made the announcement on Twitter late on Sunday night with Covid-19 again spreading rapidly across Europe, but stressed that he had no symptoms.
“I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID19,” Tedros said in his tweet.
“I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home,” he added.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, Tedros has been at the forefront of the United Nations health agency’s attempts to combat the pandemic, which has taken the lives of 1.2 million and infected more than 46 million people worldwide since its emergence in China late last year.
Authorities in Slovakia said that on Saturday, 2.58 million people, almost half of the population of the country, took Covid-19 swabs as part of a two-day campaign to prevent the spread of infections without resorting to a lockdown.
He stressed on Twitter that “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.”
People were asked to volunteer for the experiments in an experiment being closely monitored by other nations, but the government said it would enforce a lockout on anyone who did not participate, including a ban on going to work.
The deteriorating situation in Europe is contributing to the possibility of renewed lockdowns, and street demonstrations against more limits on everyday life have marked the weekend.
In Spain, after protests in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Vitoria, Valencia, Santander and Burgos against the government’s decision to declare a six-month state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called for an end to the ‘inflammatory and unreasonable actions’ of a minority of people.
“On Sunday, demonstrations continued in Italy, with protesters in Naples taking to the streets demanding” Give us back our jobs, give us back our dignity “and calling the government” democracy thieves.
More than 300 people gathered in central São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday night to protest the support of State Governor João Doria for the mandatory immunization of Covid-19 and the testing of the potential vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac.