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24 September 2020


Message from the main Vienna International Centre organizations

VIENNA, 24 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 two people working for VBOs at the VIC have contracted COVID-19.  One person works for UNIDO and the other for CTBTO.

There was no workplace exposure. This means the individual concerned was not at work during the time of potential infectivity.

The total number of VIC personnel who have tested positive is 54.

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

Of the total who have tested positive, 44 people have already recovered.

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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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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