UN aid chief cancels visit to Turkey over COVID-19

UN aid chief cancels visit to Turkey over COVID-19

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths on Tuesday canceled his visit to Turkey after testing positive for COVID-19.

"I regret to say that I tested positive for COVID today. I am following health guidance, cancelled travel, and isolating at home," Griffiths said in a Twitter post.

On Monday, he announced that he would visit Turkey on April 20-21 to discuss a humanitarian cease-fire in Ukraine, the evacuation of civilians and humanitarian aid to Ukrainians.

The UN official was supposed to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during his two-day visit on Wednesday and Thursday.

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