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Bill Gates Says He’s Tested Positive for Covid-19

Bill Gates tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.

| Updated on: May 11 2022, 13:44 IST
Bill Gates tested Covid-19 positive.
Bill Gates tested Covid-19 positive. (Gates Notes)
Bill Gates tested Covid-19 positive.
Bill Gates tested Covid-19 positive. (Gates Notes)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday informed that he has contracted COVID-19 and quarantined at home. Taking to Twitter, the billionaire said that he is fully vaccinated and has access to testing and "great medical care."

"I've tested positive for COVID. I'm experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts' advice by isolating until I'm healthy again," Gates tweeted.

"I'm fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care," the Tweet added.

Gates has been an active participant in the global effort to distribute COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines with his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation working with the UN-chaired Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator and the COVAX facility, as per Sputnik News Agency.

The billionaire also published a book titled "How to Prevent the Next Pandemic" earlier in May.

Bill Gates Says Economy ‘Bears' Have Strong Argument on Slowdown

(Bloomberg) -- Bill Gates said interest rates are likely to rise enough to cause a global economic slowdown, triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I'm afraid the bears on this one have a pretty strong argument that concerns me a lot,” Gates said Sunday on CNN's “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder said the war in Ukraine, which sent commodity prices soaring, “comes on top of the pandemic, where government debt levels were already very high and there were already some supply chain problems.”

Many countries, including the U.S., U.K., and India, have started raising interest rates to try to tamp down inflation. That “eventually will result in an economic slowdown,” said Gates, whose $123 billion fortune makes him the world's fourth-richest person in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The International Monetary Fund last month slashed its world growth forecast by the most since the early months of the pandemic and projected even faster inflation because of the war in Ukraine and China's renewed virus lockdowns.

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First Published Date: 11 May, 13:44 IST