UN chief receives Covid-19 jab in New York
Published: 11:33 AM, 29 January 2021 Updated: 02:44 PM, 29 January 2021
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in New York on Thursday; Photo Collected from twitter
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in New York on Thursday, according to a report published on the UN official website.
The UN chief said on Twitter that he was fortunate and grateful to get the shot, and urged the international community to ensure that vaccines become available to everyone on an equitable basis.
“With this pandemic, none of us are safe until all of us are safe,” he wrote. – reports Xinhua.
The 71-year-old UN Secretary-General was eligible to receive the vaccine, the report of the UN official website said.
He received the jab at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in the Bronx, a few miles uptown from the UN headquarters in New York, it said.
Antonio Guterres, in December, declared that he would happily receive a vaccine in public, adding that “vaccination is a moral obligation for him.”
Media were invited to observe the UN chief receiving his shot at a time when many countries are seeing a significant proportion of their citizens expressing “vaccine hesitancy.” – BSS/Xinhua