UN chief ends quarantine after Covid exposure

AFP , Thursday 9 Dec 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tested negative for Covid-19 Thursday and ended two days of isolation prompted by exposure to a UN official with the coronavirus.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, right, walks with Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, left, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. AP

  "Yes, negative," his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said as the 72 year old UN chief went into a UN Security Council meeting without speaking to reporters.

Guterres has received a two-dose vaccination and a booster shot.

The Security Council meeting was due to focus on terrorism and climate change in the Sahel region of Africa.

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