Sky News Australia – Nov 17, 2020
World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he did not undergo testing for the coronavirus upon leaving quarantine – seeing it unnecessary because he followed all the rules during his isolation period.
On November 2, Tedros tweeted he had been identified as a contact of a person who tested positive to the virus and would enter self-isolation, confirming he had no symptoms and was feeling well.
He also urged people to comply with the health advice, saying “This is how we will break chains of COVID-19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.”
During a recent media briefing – after completing his quarantine period – Tedros spoke about his experience and how working from home was “very tough”.
“I followed the protocols,” he said.
“Because of no symptoms and also the full follow up of protocol I didn’t see the need for testing.
“I can assure you that I am ok.”
His comments came as the WHO reveals 65 staff members tested positive to the virus worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic, 32 of which were employed at the Geneva headquaters.