Coronavirus: VIC sends staff to work from home

Coronavirus: VIC sends staff to work from home

The Vienna International Centre (VIC, UNO-City) is intensifying its security measures against the coronavirus. All employees of the organizations based at the VIC are to work from home from Monday, 16 March to Friday, 3 April, Vindobona reports.

In order to ensure the safety of the approximately 5000 international diplomats, scientists and support staff working at the VIC, the heads of the 4 largest organizations today decided on further measures and issued a joint declaration.

Taking into account the measures taken by the Austrian authorities and the VIC Medical Service, the four largest Vienna-based Organizations (VBOs), UN in Vienna/UNODC, IAEA, UNIDO and CTBTO PrepCom have decided and ordered that all staff should work from home from Monday 16 March to Friday 3 April. 

Each VBO will be in touch with those not in a position to work remotely.

Only essential or critical staff, as identified by each VBO, may come to work at the VIC.