Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has tested positive, he said he was not experiencing severe symptoms, but he and his wife, Emine Erdoğan, had to get tested after exhibiting some light symptons.
The president also revealed via a tweet on Saturday, that the test results came back and showed that they both have omicron.
“We remain on duty, We will continue our work from home, We hope for your prayers,” Erdogan added.
Despite receiving his third vaccine dose in June last year he still got the virus. Reacting to the news, wife of the the 67-year-old head of state added in her tweet on Saturday, saying;
“God willing we will shake this infection off together with Mr Tayyip,”.
The country has recorded around 12 million cases of Covid-19 and nearly 90,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Turkey requires people to isolate for seven days if they test positive. However, if they test negative on the fifth day, they can leave quarantine.
The country’s daily number of cases has risen to over 100,000 in recent weeks, which officials have attributed to the highly contagious Omicron variant.