• By The Financial District


All in-person meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York have been canceled after five personnel of a member state's mission tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report from NHK News.

UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir notified member states about the infections.

In-person meetings were called off out of consideration for the well-being of UN headquarters staff and others.

A General Assembly committee was set to vote on a draft resolution submitted by Japan to abolish nuclear weapons. But the meeting is likely to be postponed.

Most employees at the UN headquarters have been working from home since March due to the coronavirus outbreak. Restrictions on entry into UN buildings are being gradually eased since July.