UN / INDIA COVID-19 UPDATE

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The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric said the UN team in India continues to support authorities address the COVID-19 pandemic “including, by addressing misinformation.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 03 MAY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

03 MAY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Med shot, press
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN team is supporting the authorities to address the COVID-19 pandemic including, by addressing misinformation. Our team on the ground is working to promote the Secretary-General’s Verified Campaign, which as you will recall, was launched last year to deliver trusted information and life-saving advice. UNICEF in India continues to help with the national vaccination strategy. The Agency is translating messages in many languages and stepping up its work with communities across 16 states. Myth-busting campaigns and others have reached more than 21 million people in both rural and urban areas. Nearly 650,000 frontline workers have been trained on promoting key messages on vaccines, The UN team is also working with community radio stations across the country to reach more than 17 million people in rural areas on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and also on the importance of vaccines.”
7. Wide shot, reporters

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The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric today (3 May) said the UN team in India continues to support authorities address the COVID-19 pandemic “including, by addressing misinformation.”

Dujarric said, the UN team on the ground is working to promote the Secretary-General’s Verified Campaign, launched last year “to deliver trusted information and life-saving advice.”

The spokesperson said, “UNICEF in India continues to help with the national vaccination strategy. The Agency is translating messages in many languages and stepping up its work with communities across 16 states. Myth-busting campaigns and others have reached more than 21 million people in both rural and urban areas. Nearly 650,000 frontline workers have been trained on promoting key messages on vaccines, The UN team is also working with community radio stations across the country to reach more than 17 million people in rural areas on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and also on the importance of vaccines.”
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