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    31 January 2020


    Joint Briefing on the coronavirus

    Boardroom D (C04), Vienna International Centre, 11 a.m., Friday 31 January

    VIENNA, 30 January (UN Information Service) - There will a joint briefing on the current 'prevent and control' situation of the novel coronavirus by the Permanent Mission of China in Vienna and the United Nations Office at Vienna, the UN Information Service (Vienna) and the Vienna International Centre Medical Service at 11 a.m. on Friday 31 January.  The briefing will take place in Boardroom D, C-building.

    There will be an introduction by the Chinese Ambassador Wang Qun, on the situation and the control and preventive measures taken by the Chinese Government and the Director of the VIC Medical Service, Dr. Matthias Lademann, will talk about the actions taken by the Medical Service.

    The briefing will be moderated by the Director of the UN Information Service (Vienna), Martin Nesirky.

    Media representatives are welcome to attend.

    Media representatives who wish to attend the briefing, and who are not accredited to the Vienna International Centre, should email press.vienna[at] for accreditation.

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    For further information, please contact:

    Anne Thomas
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5588
    Email: anne.thomas[at]