A photograph of the United Nations emblem
The United Nations on Tuesday closed its New York headquarters to most of the people to assist forestall the unfold of the brand new coronavirus, a spokesman for UN Secretary Common Antonio Guterres mentioned.
The transfer comes one week after the same measure was taken on the principal UN constructing in Geneva.
“As of now, we have not been advised of any COVID-19 cases amongst UN staff in New York,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric mentioned in a press release.
Some three,000 folks work within the iconic constructing overlooking the East River in Midtown Manhattan, the scene of annual gatherings of world leaders.
Usually, some 5,000 vacationers go to the constructing every week in guided excursions.
About 500,000 folks go to the UN headquarters annually, not all vacationers, officers mentioned.
“The United Nations will continue to monitor the situation closely and further measures may be taken as circumstances evolve,” Dujarric mentioned.