ROME, MARCH 20 – The head of the World Food Program David Beasley said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A former South Carolina governor, he is asking others he may have had contact with to get tested.
Beasley made the announcement on the WFP’s Medium page on Thursday. He says he fell ill while on an official visit to Canada and returned early on March 14, self-quarantining while awaiting testing to complete.
“So far, my symptoms have been relatively light, and I am in good spirits. I am lucky to be close to my family and I have access to excellent medical support,” Beasley wrote.