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The Biden administration has expressed concern over this year’s UN General Assembly, saying it has the potential to become a COVID-19 “superspreader event” as world leaders gather in New York, according to a report good From CBS News.

According to CBS News, Joe Biden’s UN ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, “We are concerned about a UN superspreader program, and we need to take all measures to ensure that it is not a superspreader.” Don’t let the incident happen.”


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Unlike last year’s largest gathering of world leaders, this year participants have the option to send a video message or appear in person. Thomas-Greenfield has previously urged diplomats from other countries to send the video, though more than 100 leaders, including Biden, are set to attend the event to deliver the speech in person.

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Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of International Affairs and the city’s health commissioner sent a letter to the General Assembly’s elected president, Abdullah Shahid, saying the event would be covered by a local law. In which some indoor vaccines are required. Dining and entertainment venue.

According to the letter, those selected indoor venues also include “‘convention centres’, and the UN General Assembly Hall qualifies as a convention centre.”

“Keys to New York City. When you hear those words, I want you to imagine the notion that because someone has been vaccinated, they can do all the wonderful things that are available in New York City,” D. Blasio said at a news conference when he announced the local law. “It’s a miraculous place, really full of miracles, and if you’re vaccinated, all that will be opened to you. You’ll have the key, you can open the door.”

“But if you don’t get vaccinated, unfortunately, you won’t be able to participate in many things,” he said.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has also said he will attend the UN General Assembly in person because he has antibodies since contracting the coronavirus last year, flouting local law.