UNGA75 to go virtual as COVID-19 keeps world leaders home

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    The United Nations turns 75 this year – and its annual General Assembly was meant to be especially big. But what is usually an event packed with world leaders from around the globe will look much different this Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from a subdued UN headquarters in New York. –

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