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UN Refugee Chief, Grandi In Self Isolation After Testing Positive For COVID-19

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Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has tested positive for coronavirus after leading the first day of the agency’s main annual meeting in person.

Grandi who kicked off UNHCR’s week-long Executive Committee meeting in Geneva on Monday disclosed to participants via video-link that he would need to continue following the event from home.

“I am engaging with UNHCR’s Executive Committee from home as I have to isolate after testing positive to #COVID19,” he said in a tweet on Wednesday.

“I only have mild symptoms and hope to recover soon.

A reminder of the importance of washing hands keeping distances and wearing masks.”

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