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    28 January 2021

    Message from the main Vienna International Centre organizations

    VIENNA, 28 January (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 that four people who work at the VIC tested positive for SARS CoV-2.

    Three people work for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and one person for the United Nations Office at Vienna/UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOV/UNODC). There was no workplace exposure.

    The cumulative total number of people who have tested positive among personnel of the VIC-based organizations is 219, of whom 183 work at the VIC. Of the total of 219 personnel, 199 have 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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