Guterres in isolation after contact with a person infected with the Corona

Diplomatic sources said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres took off on Tuesday in quarantine for a few days, after having had contact with an official of the international organization, then found infected with Covid-19.

Sources told AFP that Guterres, 72, had canceled all his attendance obligations.

On Wednesday night, the Secretary General was supposed to be the United Nations Press Association’s guest of honor at its annual gala in Manhattan.

And on Thursday, Guterres was expected to attend a UN Security Council meeting chaired by Niger President Mohamed Bazoum, which will focus on the challenges of terrorism and climate change.

Bazom, whose country assumed the monthly presidency of the Security Council in early December, arrived in New York on Tuesday and will remain there until the end of the week before heading to Washington.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric declined to comment on this information immediately.

A few days ago Dujarric announced that Guterres had recently received his third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, after having long hesitated to take such a step. in one moment in which millions of people around the world are still lacking in receiving the first dose of the vaccine.

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