Mar 12, 2020
BT chief executive tests positive for coronavirus
Philip Jansen, the chief executive of BT, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus four days after attending an event with the new culture secretary and the heads of rival telecoms companies. BT informed all attendees of the meeting of Mr Jansen's positive diagnosis on Thursday evening. Nick Jeffrey, Vodafone UK's chief executive, feels "Completely fine" according to a spokesman who said he would nonetheless self-isolate as a precaution rather than working from its Newbury or London offices. Numerous senior BT employees will also work from home having been in contact with Mr Jansen in recent days. Mr Jansen was appointed to the board of BT in January 2019 as an executive director and took over from Gavin Patterson as chief executive the following month.
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