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UN Suspends Deployment, Rotation of Peacekeeping Troops Worldwide Due To Virus Pandemic
By Staff, Agencies
The United Nations [UN] ordered its military and police forces across the globe to suspend rotation in an effort to mitigate the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The suspension will stay in effect until June 30, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters on Tuesday.
“There is no movement of troops, coming in or out… A few, limited exceptions may be considered,” he told CBS News.
The spokesperson explained that the order applies not only to formed military and police units, but to individual officers as well.
The UN currently has 13 active peacekeeping missions in Africa, the Middle East, Cyprus, Kosovo, and Kashmir.
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