COVID-19: WHO DG listed as contact of infected person, self-isolates

COVID-19: WHO DG listed as contact of infected person, self-isolates

- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is now in self-isolation

- The WHO DG revealed this after being identified as one of the contacts of an infected person

- The boss of the world health body who said he will be working from home, added that he has none of the symptoms of the virus

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After being listed as one of the contacts of a COVID-19 infected person, the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has begun self-isolation.

Ghebreyesus who said he is well and has no symptom of the virus disclosed this on his verified Twitter page on Sunday, November 1.

The WHO boss said he will self-quarantine for some days in adherence to safety protocols and as such, work from home.

COVID-19: WHO DG self-isolates listed as contact of infected person
WHO DG goes into self-isolation after being listed as a contact of an infected person (Photo: The Cable)
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He tweeted:

Moreover, in his message to the world, he called on everyone to comply with the rules that have been set to curb the spread of the deadly virus. According to him, adhering to the hygiene measures will help break chains of transmission and thus suppress the virus.

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His words:

"My @WHO colleagues and I will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable. Together!"

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Meanwhile, reports emerged that some states in Nigeria might witness a more devastating second wave of the coronavirus disease.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had warned that the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines could spike the second wave in Adamawa and other states in the country.

Fahad Mohammed, the technical adviser in the implementation of NCDC’s action plan gave the warning in Adamawa state.

He sounded the warning during the sensitisation of officials of the Nigerian police and other paramilitary agencies in Yola.

Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike has warned that churches in Rivers state could face another shutdown following their alleged refusal to adhere to strict COVID-19 rules.

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