Bill Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft, said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is suffering from minor symptoms.
The billionaire philanthropist announced on Twitter that he would isolate himself until he is healthy again.
Gates added, “I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care.”
With a $65 billion endowment, the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Charity is the world’s most powerful private foundation.
Gates has been an outspoken supporter of pandemic preparedness measures, particularly vaccination and drug access for poorer countries.
The Gates Foundation said in October that it would pay $120 million to expand lower-income countries’ access to generic versions of Merck’s antiviral Covid-19 tablet.
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