Chief of WHO demand to end the ‘politicisation’ of coronavirus


          World Health Organization (WHO) head has on Wednesday urged unity, a day after the agency came under fire from United States President, Donald Trump.

Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus defended the WHO’s work after which he called for an end to the politicisation of COVID-19.

U.S president, Donald Trump said Tuesday he would consider ending US funding for the agency.

He accused the WHO of being “very China-centric” and said they “really blew” their pandemic response.

The Director-General of WHO has now dismissed the statement , saying that they are colour blind in their work.

COVID-19 first emerged last December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has just ended an 11-week lockdown.

          An advisor to the WHO chief earlier said that their close work with China had been “absolutely essential” in understanding the disease in its early stages.

Mr. Trump’s comments came in the context of criticism of his own administration’s handling of the pandemic.

“Please, unity at the national level, no using COVID or political points,” Dr. Tedros said.

“Second, honest solidarity at the global level. And honest leadership from the US and China.”

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“The most powerful should lead the way and please quarantine COVID politics,” he appealed, in comments seen as a response to U.S president.

          In his speech during the daily Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House, Donald Trump said it on Tuesday that the WHO appeared to be “very biased towards China.” (BBC)

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