Coronavirus: the president of Harvard University, and his wife tested positive


The president of Harvard University, Lawrence Bacowrevealed this Tuesday that his wife, Adele Bacow, gave positive by the new coronavirus.

We begin to present symptoms on Sundayfirst cough, then a fever, chills and muscle aches, so we contacted our doctors on Monday,” said Bacow through a statement to the Harvard community.

“We did the medical exams yesterday and we have just received the results a few minutes ago,” said the lawyer.

Bacow said that I did not know how they contracted the disease and that lately they had contact with few people.

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The couple began to work from his home on march 14. Will be subject to a quarantine period of 14 days.

“Luckily I am part of a great team, and many of my colleagues assume more responsibility in the coming weeks as Adele and I us to focus on recovering,” he added Bacow.

Earlier this month, Harvard asked the students to withdraw of the university residences prior to march 15 to reduce the population density in the midst of the pandemic of the COVID-19.

Source: Xinhua