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    23 September 2020


    Message from the main Vienna International Centre organizations

    VIENNA, 23 September (UN Information Service) - This is a message from the four main organizations based at the Vienna International Centre (VBOs). 

    The Vienna International Centre (VIC) Medical Service reported today three people working for VBOs at the VIC have contracted COVID-19. There was no workplace exposure. Of these three people, two are from the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and one from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    The total number of VIC personnel who have tested positive is 52.

    The number among personnel working for VBOs outside Vienna is six. 

    Of the total who have tested positive, 41 people have already recovered.

    The four main VBOs 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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    For further information, please contact:

    Martin Nesirky
    Director, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5676
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5676
    Email: martin.nesirky[at]   

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