First case of coronavirus infection recorded at UN headquarters

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — One of the employees of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the UN became infected with the coronavirus, the diplomatic mission is closed, all its employees will remain at home.

This was reported by TASS a source in the world organization. This is the first recorded case of a disease being detected by someone from the UN diplomatic missions or serctariate staff in New York.

“In the interest of transparency and overall security, I want to inform you that our colleague from the Permanent Mission of the Philippines has received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the mission’s letter says. “The last time she visited the UN on Monday, March 9 for 30 minutes. At that time, she had no symptoms of the disease,” specified there.

“Today, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines is closed, all staff received orders to comply with quarantine and seek medical help in case of symptoms,” the statement says.


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