Nobel Peace Prize Winner Martti Ahtisaari And Wife Infected With Coronavirus
Nobel laureate and former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari, 82, together with his wife have contracted coronavirus. This was made known by a release from his office.
The former UN diplomat, who went on to serve in Finland’s highest office between 1994 and 2000, was confirmed to have caught the virus on Monday according to report by The Daily Mail
On Saturday, Ahtisaari’s 83-year-old wife Eeva also tested positive for the infection.
They are both doing well according to the statement from the ex-president’s office.
The 82-year-old was awarded the Peace Prize in 2008 for his career over three decades mediating peace deals to conflicts around the world, including Indonesia, Kosovo, and Namibia.
Finnish health authorities have confirmed 700 cases of COVID-19, and one death, although not all suspected infections are being tested.
Schools in Finland are shut to children over the age of 10, and the country’s borders have been closed to all visitors who are not residents or citizens.
Since the virus outbreak, different countries have shut down with death tolls increasing in places like Italy.