BT CEO promises "no disruption to business" after testing positive for Coronavirus

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The CEO of BT has been diagnosed with coronavirus but insists “there will be no disruption to business”.

BT confirmed that Philip Jansen tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday and is now self-isolating.

He revealed that he attended an event earlier in the week with other figures from the mobile phone industry.

The British telecoms giant says it is now working closely with Public Health England to undertake a full deep clean of relevant parts of its headquarters. It added it will “ensure those employees who have had contact with Philip are appropriately advised.”

Jansen says: “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. 

"Given my symptoms seem relatively mild, I will continue to lead BT but work with my team remotely over the coming week. There will be no disruption to the business.”