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UN deputy chief Amina Mohammed tests positive for coronavirus

FILE PHOTO - Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, arrives at United Nations headquarters during the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly, in New York, U.S., September 20, 2021. John Minchillo-Pool via REUTERS

The United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Mrs Amina Muhammed, has tested positive for COVID-19 and has gone into isolation.

Mrs Mohammed was Nigeria’s Minister of Environment before she took up the appointment of the Deputy General of the world body.

Announcing the development on her Twitter handle on Tuesday, Mrs Mohammed said: “I have tested positive for COVID-19. Grateful to be one of the privileged to have been vaccinated as I think of the millions still without protection. Let us continue to push for vaccines leaving no one behind.

“Happy to continue online in isolation, my full commitment to the #TransformingEducation pre-summit. She was supposed to attend the summit of the Transforming Education programme organised by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) before she discovered her status despite being vaccinated.”

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