BT’s CEO Philip Jansen reported that his test was positive for coronavirus. It is the first case among the leaders of FTSE 100 companies that have been diagnosed with coronavirus. He was appointed as chief executive of telecoms group for just over a year.
No interruption to the business
Recently Mr. Philip felt was not feeling well. He decided to be tested as a precaution. However, as soon as the test results were positive he isolated himself at home by following the Public Health England protocols. Philip, Jansen briefing about his situation said :
This week he met several industry partners, so he felt to alert the partners whom he met this week is his sole responsibility. He further said that because his symptoms seem relatively mild there will be no interruption to business and he will be working with his team from home.
BT group announced that they are operating closely with Public Health England to undertake a full deep clean of relevant sections of its Group headquarters. Public Health England urges employees who have been in touch with the chief executive to self-isolate.
UK officials said Thursday that 590 people in the country have examined positive for coronavirus, of which eight have died. The virus has affected more than 132,500 people and killed nearly 5,000 globally, according to the World Health Organization.
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