9/19, 7:42 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UN General Assembly to start next week in NYC

The United States is set to host the 76th United Nations General Assembly with the primary goal that the event doesn't prompt a mass coronavirus outbreak.

The main agenda at this year's UN annual event will be the coronavirus pandemic as well as the battle against climate change. Despite calls from the White House for global leaders to participate virtually instead of coming to New York, many of them are arriving in the state on Sunday.

An honor system has been set in place, that everyone attending the assembly must be vaccinated but without the need to show the certificate. However, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (pictured) will be the first speaker who hasn't received a COVID-19 vaccine after recovering from the disease earlier this year.

New York City has established a vaccination site outside the United Nations premises in which everyone who requests a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to receive the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot for free.

Breaking the News / ND