Ed Sheeran says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Ed Sheeran would be cancelling public appearances and working at home, in quarantine.
Ed Sheeran would be cancelling public appearances and working at home, in quarantine.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (NYTIMES) - British singer Ed Sheeran announced Sunday (Oct 24) that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would be cancelling public appearances and working at home, in quarantine.

It wasn't immediately clear what appearances would be cancelled or rescheduled, or whether Sheeran was sick with symptoms of Covid-19.

The news came days before the Friday release of his new album, "=" (or "equals"). The 14-song album includes his recently released single, Bad Habits.

The four-time Grammy winner took a break from work and social media in late 2019 after two years of touring in support of his bestselling album "÷" (or "divide").