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Almost a hundred UN peacekeepers got sick COVID-19

The coronavirus has infected 96 officials from 100 thousand UN peacekeepers deployed in 13 operations around the world, deaths no, told RIA Novosti the head of the communications division of the operations Department of UN peacekeeping Nick Birnback.

Friday is the international day of UN peacekeepers.

In particular, according to him, was sick three employees of mission in Cyprus, an employee of the United Nations Interim force in Lebanon, one in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, five CARS, three in South Sudan, in the DRC 13 and 70 in the peacekeeping mission in Mali. Of these, 48 people were recovered. Fatal cases no, said Bernback.

As pointed out by the head of the Department of communications, in addition to fulfilling their mandates of the UN peacekeeping mission supporting governments and communities of the host countries in their fight against COVID-19.

According to him, the UN peacekeepers support to national security forces of the host countries in the fight against the pandemic.

In addition, as indicated by Bernbach, the UN peacekeeping mission engaged in educational work, provide local residents with timely and accurate information, thus counteracting misinformation about the virus.

He recalled that in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 UN Secretary-General decided to suspend the rotation of employees through June 30.

"We continue to work, but it's not a common situation. For example, current measures on the distancing affect our usual work with the population, as well as the implementation of some programme activities in the areas of reconciliation, demobilization, disarmament and reintegration," he concluded.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world recorded nearly 5.6 million cases of the disease, died more than 350 thousand people.

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