WHO says 2 staffers have coronavirus - UPDATED

WHO says 2 staffers have coronavirus - UPDATED
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The World Health Organization said Tuesday that two of its workers have been diagnosed with the coronavirus as healthcare workers across the U.S. begin to test positive, prompting many on the frontlines to prepare for the likelihood of a long road ahead, APA reports citing Reuters.

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said that the staffers had left the office and then at home showed symptoms.

At least 200 health care workers in Connecticut and New York were put on leave after possible exposure to COVID-19, Gov. Ned Lamont D-Conn., said Monday night.


A staffer of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s headquarters in Geneva has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a knowledgeable source said on Monday, APA reports.

According to the source, the infected person last attended the WHO headquarters on 5 March.

The person has entered quarantine and has already received the needed medical assistance.

None of those who have been in direct contact with the infected person have any COVID-19 symptoms.

The WHO has informed all the Geneva-based international agencies that it has started identifying all the contacts.

Faiq Mahmudov

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