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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 5 that he and his wife, Emine, had tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
"The result of our COVID-19 tests done after showing mild symptoms with my wife came back positive. Thank god we are going through Omicron variant of the disease mildly," Erdoğan said in a tweet.
Bugün hafif belirtiler üzerine eşimle birlikte yaptırdığımız COVID-19 testimizin sonucu pozitif çıktı. Omicron varyantı olduğunu öğrendiğimiz hastalığı hamdolsun hafif geçiriyoruz.— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) February 5, 2022
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Erdoğan also said he will continue his work from home during their recovery.
The president sent the message after appearing via videolink at a tunnel-opening ceremony from Istanbul, having canceled his appearance in person.
Party officials, ministers and opposition leaders have sent wishes of fast recovery following the announcement.
Earlier this week, in a trip to Kyiv, Erdoğan held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and offered to host a meeting between Putin and Zelenskiy.
Meanwhile, Turkey on Feb. 5 reported 98,715 new coronavirus cases and 221 related deaths.