Seven UN staff members died from the coronavirus, and 520 employees of the organization fell ill, the official representative of the UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, said at a briefing.
“I can inform you that as of Sunday evening, we were informed of 520 cases (of coronavirus – ed.) around the world. There are 147 cases in America, including 78 cases in New York,” Dujarric said.
“As for the deaths, I believe this number is seven, which is unfortunate,” he added.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 4.5 million cases of the disease have been recorded in the world, and more than 307 thousand people have died.