COVID spread might have tamed down around the world, but that doesn’t mean the virus has completely disappeared. Many high-profile people have tested positive for COVID-19 as of late, we can now add Bill Gates to that list.

On Tuesday, the 66-year-old Microsoft Founder revealed that he has tested positive for the COVID-19. He explained in the series of tweets that he contracted it despite being vaccinated and boosted.

“I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again,” he wrote. “I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care.”

Gates said in another tweet that Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is planned to meet for the first time since the start of the pandemic. However, due to his illness he will only be able to participate in it virtually.

“The Gates Foundation is coming together today for the first time in two years, and I am lucky to be on Teams to see everyone and thank them for their hard work,” Gates wrote.

Gates added, “We will continue working with partners and do all we can to ensure none of us have to deal with a pandemic again.”

It will be interesting to see what Bill Gates’ nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting poverty, disease and inequity around the world is planning deal with the pandemic. We wish Gates nothing but a speedy recovery so can soon go back to doing his philanthropic work.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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