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This Tuesday we knew that both the President of Harvard, Lawrence S. Bacow and his wife gave the positive test of coronavirus.
An information that was confirmed by Bacow through a statement published on the web portal of the school, as reported by The Boston Globe.
In the statement Bacow said that he and his wife began to feel symptoms that warned of the possible disease.
“Earlier today, Adele and I, we learned that we have come up positive in the test of COVID-19. We began to experience symptoms on Sunday: first a cough, then a fever, chills and muscle aches – and we got in contact with our doctors this Monday,” said Bacow.
“We did the test yesterday and right now we just receive the results. We wanted to share this news with all of you as soon as possible”.
The university president also indicated in his statement that “neither he nor his spouse know how they contracted the virus.”
“We started to work from home and to limit completely our contact with others from the 14 of march, in accordance with the recommendations to adopt social distancing measures,” he said.
He also informed that “in accordance with the protocols, the Department of Public Health will be in contact with anyone with whom you have had close contact with in the last fourteen days,” in order to detect possible new cases.
Bacow, 68-year-old, explained that after knowing the results he decided to take along his wife, a time to rest and meet with their period of quarantine.
“I’m lucky to have a great team and many of my colleagues assume more responsibilities in the coming weeks, as Adele and I are focused on being healthy,” said Bacow.
“Thank you, in advance, for your good wishes. Thank you also for your understanding if I am not so receptive to the email as normally what I am.”
In his statement the president of the school warned the COVID-19 to students and staff.
“This virus can go unnoticed. We must all be vigilant and follow the guidelines to limit our contact with others. Their quick actions in the last few weeks, to respond to the needs of our community, to fulfill our teaching mission and to carry out research that will save lives, have moved me deeply and have made me feel extraordinarily grateful and proud. I hope to see so few of you on our situation as possible, and urged them to continue following the guidance of experts in public health and the council and the orders of our government officials”.
With information Harvard