LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - Britain’s biggest telecoms group BT said its chief executive, Philip Jansen, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, a latest high-profile figure to be affected by the spread of coronavirus.
“Having felt slightly unwell I decided as a precaution to be tested. As soon as the test results were known I isolated myself at home,” Jansen said in a statement. “I’ve met several industry partners this week so felt it was the responsible thing to do to alert them to this fact as soon as I could.”
Jansen said his symptoms seemed mild and he would work remotely over the coming week, avoiding disruption to BT’s business. (Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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