UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
The spokesman for the head of the organization, Stephane Dujarrick, declined to comment on the state of health of the secretary general.
According to the agency, the 72-year-old UN chief contracted COVID-19 from another employee who had also previously been diagnosed with the infection. At the same time, as indicated, the Secretary General recently received the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
It is noted that in the coming days Guterres planned to take part in the annual event of the UN Press Association in Manhattan, New York, and the meeting of the UN Security Council on terrorism and climate change.
However, he was forced to cancel these meetings and go into self-isolation.
The publication informs that the press secretary of the head of the UN, Stefan Dujarrik, refused to comment on the state of health of the secretary general.
Formerly Antonio Guterres opposed the imposition of restrictions on international travel due to the spread of the Omicron strain. According to him, such measures are discriminatory and ineffective in the fight against the pandemic.