Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms on Tuesday.
Gates said he would isolate himself until he was healthy again on his Twitter account.
“I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care,” Gates tweeted.
Sources said the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is considered the most influential private foundation globally, with an endowment of about $65 billion.
Recently, Gates has been a vocal proponent of pandemic mitigation measures, specifical access to vaccines and medication for poorer countries.
Last October, the Gates Foundation said it would spend $120 million to boost access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral COVID-19 pill for lower-income countries.