New York says UNGA delegates must be vaccinated against COVID-19, angering Russia

new york says unga delegates must be vaccinated against covid 19 angering russia

Sumary of New York says UNGA delegates must be vaccinated against COVID-19, angering Russia:

  • All diplomats attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week will have to provide proof of vaccination, the city government confirmed Wednesday, sparking anger from Russia.
  • Delegates must be vaccinated to enter the debate hall, the mayor’s office told the assembly president in a letter dated September 9.For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page.
  • Russia’s ambassador requested an urgent Thursday meeting of the General Assembly to discuss the move.
  • Vassily Nebenzia wrote to assembly president Abdulla Shahid Wednesday saying he had been “very much surprised and disappointed” by a letter Shahid wrote to members in which he supported the proof of vaccination requirement.
  • “We strongly object that only people with a proof of vaccination should be admitted to the GA hall,” Nebenzia wrote in the letter seen by AFP.
  • “New York City strongly encourages universal mask use indoors regardless of vaccination status,” the note added.

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