The co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has tested positive for Covid -19 but is lucky to only have mild symptoms.
He announced this on Twitter and said that he will isolate himself till he is healthy again. He further stated that he was lucky to be vaccinated and boosted and that he has access to testing and the best medical care.
He has been promoting pandemic mitigation measures and is ensuring that poor countries get access to vaccines and medicines. In fact the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is the most influential private foundation in the world with an endowment of around $65 billion announced that the foundation would spend $120 million in order to boost access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral Covid-19 pill for the poor countries.