UN chief ends quarantine after Covid-19 exposure

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received two vaccine doses, booster

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Published: Thu 9 Dec 2021, 7:53 PM

Last updated: Thu 9 Dec 2021, 7:54 PM

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.

“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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