Billionaire businessman and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, says he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Gates announced this on Tuesday in a post on Twitter, explaining that he is experiencing mild symptoms and following the experts’ advice by isolating until he is healthy again.
“I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again,” he wrote.
“I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care.
“The Gates Foundation is coming together today for the first time in two years, and I am lucky to be on Teams to see everyone and thank them for their hard work.
“We will continue working with partners and do all we can to ensure none of us have to deal with a pandemic again.”
Gates has been a vocal advocate for measures to curb the pandemic, especially on access to vaccines and medication for poorer countries.
He says he is fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted, and assured that his foundation will continue working with partners to ensure that the world does not have to deal with a pandemic again.