Vint Cerf, who helped create the internet, has the coronavirus COVID-19

Vint Cerf, the American computer scientist widely credited with co-creating the internet, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Cerf, who currently serves as Google’s chief internet evangelist, announced the news in a tweet Monday in which he said he was “recovering” from the disease.

Numerous tech industry figures replied to the tweet with well-wishes, including several Google employees, while the DARPA’s official Twitter account also wished him a speedy recovery.

Along with fellow computer scientist Bob Kahn, the 76-year-old created the protocols fundamental to the modern internet.

Vint Cerf, the 76-year-old American computer scientist widely credited with co-creating the internet, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Cerf, who has worked for Google since 2005 and currently serves as its chief internet evangelist, announced the news in a tweet Monday.

“I tested positive for COVID-19 and am recovering,” it read.

In the tweet, Cerf also linked to a video of comedian John Oliver, in which the “Last Week Tonight” host criticized Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Numerous tech industry figures replied to the tweet with well-wishes, including the senior vice president at Google AI, Jeff Dean, and Julia Ferraioli, a senior developer advocate for Google Cloud Platform.

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