HPE CEO Antonio Neri has confirmed he has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a tweet posted late last night, Neri said he tested positive for the virus the previous day, but stressed that he already feels "much better".
He plans to "proceed with business as usual" while he quarantines from home.
I recently learned of some unfortunate personal news. Yesterday I tested positive for COVID-19. The good news is, I feel much better already and plan to proceed with business as usual while I quarantine from home.— Antonio Neri (@AntonioNeri_HPE) June 17, 2020
The news comes after the number of confirmed global infections passed 8.4 million.
Confirmed US infections have surpassed 2.2 million, with several US states logging record high infections this week - even as lockdown is eased.
Neri is not the first industry leader to contract the virus, with BT CEO Philip Jansen experiencing "mild symptoms" after testing positive in March.
HPE is currently in the process of evaluating details of a three-year cost-cutting programme designed to "protect its financial profile" by yielding annualised savings of $800m.
It was announced last month after a 15 per cent slump in quarterly revenues.
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