Bill Gates announces he tests positive for COVID-19, experiencing mild symptoms

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo: Voice of America)

On Tuesday, Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is exhibiting minor symptoms.

The billionaire philanthropist announced via Twitter that he would isolate himself till he was healthy again.

Gates wrote, "I'm fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care,"

With an endowment of around $65 billion, the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation in the world.

Bill Gates has been an outspoken advocate for pandemic mitigation measures, particularly access to vaccines and medication for developing nations. In October, the Gates Foundation announced spending $120 million to increase access to generic versions of Merck's antiviral COVID-19 tablet in low-income countries.

Publish : 2022-05-11 08:23:00

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