The UN thanks Russian President Vladimir Putin for offering the vaccine to employees, the organization’s medical services will study it, the UN General Secretary’s special representative
“We thank President Putin for his generous offer, which will be studied by our medical services,” the office told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, Putin offered to provide coronavirus vaccine to UN staff free of charge.
For the first time, the high-level week of the UN General Assembly session is held in a semi-virtual format. The leaders’ speeches are being recorded because of concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic. Postponements of the states at the headquarters have the right to make live voice statements on behalf of their leaders and anticipate their speeches with the opening speech.
Putin called the coronavirus pandemic a fundamentally new challenge
New York, where the UN headquarters are located, was originally at the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. In the worst days in the state of New York more than 700 people died in a day. In this epidemiological situation, it became clear that the annual high-level week of the UN General Assembly in September will not be held in the usual format.