By Peter Yeo

For over seven decades, New York City has been home to the United Nations. Currently, it is also the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the United States. As the global community comes together to fight the disease, the UN is doing its part to help its host city.

In coordination with U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, the UN donated 250,000 face masks to New York City frontline health workers.

According to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the masks were a part of surplus UN stocks. Noting that the UN speaks “with one voice to express our resolute support for this great city and its proud people,” Guterres expressed his hope that the face masks will makes a difference for New York City’s frontline workers.

The UN and the U.S. Mission to the UN are working closely with Mayor DeBlasio’s office to ensure delivery of the equipment to medical facilities around the city.

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Photo courtesy of the United Nations.