WHO Investigating Possible Small Cluster Of COVID-19 Cases Among Headquarter Staff; Agency Recorded 65 Cases Since Beginning Of Pandemic

AP: Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff
“The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including five people who worked on the premises and were in contact with one another, an internal email obtained by the Associated Press shows. The U.N. health agency said it is investigating how and where the five people became infected — and that it has not determined whether transmission happened at its offices. WHO’s confirmation Monday of the figures in the email was the first time it has publicly provided such a count…” (Cheng/Keaten, 11/16).

Yahoo News: WHO responds to report of COVID-19 cases at the organization’s HQ in Geneva
“During a press conference on Monday, World Health Organization official Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove responded to a report about coronavirus cases at their Geneva headquarters. She said that 65 positive cases associated with staff there were reported since the start of the pandemic, and five cases in the last week. … ‘So those are 65 cases [among headquarter staff] reported since the beginning of the year. 36 have had access to the premises, so have been on the premises…’ ” (11/16).

Additional coverage of the cases among WHO staff is available from Forbes, The Hill, and Reuters.

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