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    UNIS/VIC/245
    7 September 2020

    Message from the main Vienna-based United Nations organizations

    VIENNA, 7 September (UN Information Service) - This is a message from the four main Vienna-based United Nations organizations (VBOs).

    The Vienna International Centre (VIC) Medical Service reported today there are seven new positive COVID-19 cases at the VIC. Six of the people work for the International Atomic Energy Agency at the VIC. The seventh person works for the United Nations Office at Vienna/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

    Close contacts of the seven have been informed.

    Almost all the cases relate to the IAEA case reported on 4 September, which was in the VIC Commissary, a shop for staff and diplomats. All staff working at the Commissary were tested and a deep cleaning of relevant areas took place on 4 September. Staff who tested positive and close contacts are in quarantine.

    The total number of VIC personnel who have tested positive is 32, of whom 24 have already recovered. The number of cases among personnel working for Vienna-based organizations outside Vienna is five.

    The four main Vienna-based organizations are the United Nations Office at Vienna/UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN Industrial Development Organization and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

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