On Wednesday, UN chief Antonio Guterres was stressed. As he cannot ask the world leaders to give proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19. After New York City officials asked to provide a proof before entering the UN General Assembly Hall.
Several heads of the state and government and the foreign ministers and other diplomats will be present in New York next week for a high-level meeting at the United Nations where some leaders are sending their video statements instead due to COVID-19.
New York City officials told the United Nations that “to enter the UN for the purpose to be part of General Assembly Hall.” Each one needs to show their proof of vaccination to get entry into the United General Hall.
The Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told Reuters in an interview: The Secretariat, cannot ask the head of state to ask not to enter for General Hall if not vaccinated. The UN officials have pledged guidance when it came to the pandemic.
Gutters said that the discussion has been made with the municipality about the different ways for ensuring that a maximum of people with vaccination as they have put the vaccination capacity at our disposal so people that come will be able to be vaccinated.
5.7 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered around the world out of which only 2% have been in Africa. Guterres has warned that the virus is circulating among the billions of unvaccinated people, leading to the high risk of more dangerous variants. He along with the global plan aims to vaccinate 70% of the world’s population by the six months of the next year.
On Wednesday New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city would start with COVID-19 testing and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a site outside U.N. headquarters next week.
New York City officials have mentioned that the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant was one of the major concerns where new cases record could be seen.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, last month urged the world leaders to send their videos video statements instead of travelling to New York, as it might lead to a deadly condition where the nation cannot afford it.