NEW DELHI: The president of Harvard University Lawrence S. Bacow said he and his wife have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
“Adele and I learned that we tested positive for COVID-19. We started experiencing symptoms on Sunday—first coughs then fevers, chills, and muscle aches—and contacted our doctors on Monday. We were tested yesterday and just received the results a few minutes ago,” Bacow said in a statement to the Harvard community on Tuesday.
Bacow said they had limited their contact since March 14 and “the good news — if there is any to be had — is that far fewer people crossed our paths recently than is usually the case.”
“We will be taking the time we need to rest and recuperate during a two-week isolation at home. I am blessed with a great team, and many of my colleagues will be taking on more responsibility over the next few weeks as Adele and I focus on just getting healthy,” Bacow added in his statement.
Earlier this month, the university shuttered classes and ordered students to move out of on campus housing.
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