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Wuhan coronavirus: UN asks 9 countries to delay Blue Helmets peacekeeper rotations

Christian Fernsby |
The United Nations asked nine countries to delay by three months the rotations for their UN peacekeeping forces due to Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

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The request was made to the countries “to maintain operational strength and execute their mandated tasks,” diplomatic sources at the UN said.

The nine countries include South Korea and France, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, India, Italy and Germany all of which have experienced significant outbreaks of Wuhan coronavirus.

The UN peacekeeping missions, known as the Blue Helmets, are under constant reassessment in relation to the rotations of the soldiers and police, who are deployed to the mission by their home countries.

The UN wants to keep the deployed troops healthy while maintaining the continuity of the operations.

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