UN Secretary-General Cancels Meetings, Isolates After COVID-19 Exposure: Reports

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New York: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was exposed to the coronavirus by a UN official who already had Covid-19 and is isolating for the next few days, diplomatic sources said.

Guterres, 72, has cancelled his upcoming in-person engagements.

The UN chief was due to be the guest of honour of the UN Press Association at its annual gala in Manhattan on Wednesday. On Thursday, he was to participate in a UN Security Council meeting on the challenges of terrorism and climate change, led by Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum.

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