IMF chief Georgieva tests positive for COVID-19

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Apr 29 2022 08:37 AM

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund speaks during the Plenary Session of the final day of Doha Forum at Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel in Doha, Qatar, 27 March 2022. Noushad Thekkayil, EPA-EFE
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund speaks during the Plenary Session of the final day of Doha Forum at Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel in Doha, Qatar, 27 March 2022. Noushad Thekkayil, EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON - IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesman said, stressing she had only "mild symptoms."

"IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has tested positive for Covid-19. She is experiencing mild symptoms and is working remotely while isolating at home," the Washington-based crisis lender's spokesman Gerry Rice said in a statement. 

"She is fully vaccinated and boosted," he added.

Georgieva joins the ranks of Washington elites who have tested positive lately amid a new rise in daily coronavirus infections.

This group includes multiple members of Congress and Vice President Kamala Harris, who tested positive on Tuesday.

At the time, she said she was not considered to have been in close contact with President Joe Biden. 

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