The representative of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, was diagnosed with a coronavirus. He confirmed the news, stating that he has shown symptoms of COVID-19 and that he is being quarantined.
“I would like to inform you that earlier today, in the context of the usual tests we undergo for our work, I received a positive result in a PCR test (s.s. polymerase chain reaction, molecular test)” for the new coronavirus and “will “I am in isolation as provided by the medical guidelines,” Stefan Duzarik said in an e-mail to accredited editors at the United Nations.
Although he stressed that he is fully vaccinated and has already received a booster dose and that the symptoms he is experiencing are “very mild”, he intends to work from home until he has a negative test.
“For precautionary reasons, the representative’s office will be working digitally by the end of this week,” he added.
Later yesterday, Mr. Duzarric, in his second e-mail, announced that Antonio Guterres will give a digital press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Mr Guterres, who also announced that he was being held in solitary confinement a week ago after being told he had been in close contact with a confirmed case, “had no symptoms and tested negative” on Wednesday, his spokesman said. .