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October 19, 2020

Diplomat from Philippines first known coronavirus case at UN in New York

first_imgSeveral UN meetings planned for Friday had been canceled in the wake of the diagnosis, diplomats said.The 193-member world body began implementing coronavirus prevention measures at its Manhattan headquarters this week, including closing off access to the public, more regular cleaning and cancelling some meetings. Half the several thousand UN staff who normally work in the building will work from home by next week.The World Health Organization has described the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. The virus, which has been deadly for some people, broke out in China’s Wuhan city late last year and has so far infected some 125,000 people from 118 countries and territories. According to a Reuters tally it has killed 4,700.  Topics : The Philippines Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin posted on Twitter that the diplomat was young, spritely and “doing well,” adding that she had recently returned from Florida.The sick diplomat represented the Philippines in the UN General Assembly’s legal affairs committee. Azucena said the diplomat was last at UN headquarters on Monday for about half an hour when she was asymptomatic.She came down with flu-like symptoms on Tuesday and visited her doctor. “She got the call today that she tested positive for COVID-19,” Azucena wrote on Thursday.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the Filipino diplomat met with two other diplomats and visited only one UN meeting room, which had been cleaned three times since Monday. He said the UN medical services was contacting those diplomats.center_img A female diplomat from the Philippines mission to the United Nations tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, according to a note sent to UN missions, making the woman the first known case at the world body’s New York headquarters.”As of today, the Philippine Mission is in lockdown, and all personnel are instructed to self-quarantine and to seek medical attention should they develop the symptoms. We are assuming that all of us have been infected,” wrote Philippines acting UN Ambassador Kira Azucena in a message seen by Reuters.According to the online UN directory of diplomatic staff, there are about 12 diplomats at the Filipino mission, which is on 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.last_img read more

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August 16, 2020

Basketball Team of BiH won against favored Team of Russia

first_imgThe national basketball team of BiH won against the National team of Russia in the 1st qualifying round for the World Cup with the score 81:76.Both teams played very well in the first quarter, and the Russians finally ended it up in their favor with a minimum advantage 21:20.Both teams were much better in defense in the second quarter, and the team of Russia had a minimum advantage over the whole period.The Russian’s greatest moment was at the score 27:33, but BH basketball team led by Stipanovic managed to neutralize the backlog and went on to the break with the score 38:38.Our basketball players continued with great defense, and they achieved the advantage of four points at the end of the third quarter.The Russians were unable to unlock the brilliant defense of our team in the last quarter as well, and our selection finally won against the favored opponent.The most efficient in the team of BiH was Musa with 18 points and seven jumps. The best in the Russian team was their captain Fridzon with 22 points.Our basketball players will play the next match on Monday, at 8:45 PM, against the team of France.(Source: N. K./Klix.ba)last_img read more

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August 11, 2019

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

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