2 World Health Organization Staff Members Test Positive For Coronavirus

The WHO headquarters is the office for about 2,400 workers. (File)


An official from the World Well being Group, the physique main the worldwide battle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic, mentioned on Tuesday that two workers members have been confirmed to be contaminated with coronavirus.

The instances are the primary on the Geneva-based organisation and observe a confirmed case on the U.N. workplace in Geneva as effectively one on the World Commerce Group final week.

“The workers had left the workplace after which at dwelling confirmed signs and had been examined and confirmed with COVID-19,” WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier instructed journalists, referring to the official identify of the illness attributable to the virus. “We do due to this fact have two confirmed instances.”

It was not clear if the contaminated workers had been working within the coronavirus response.

The WHO headquarters is the office for about 2,400 workers and consultants and most are actually working from dwelling to scale back doable transmission, Christian Lindmeier mentioned.

Switzerland has reported a surge in instances in current days with over 2,200 instances and handed measures together with the mobilisation of eight,000 members of the army late on Monday in an effort to manage the outbreak.

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