WHO head defends handling of coronavirus pandemic against Trump criticism

Reuters , Wednesday 8 Apr 2020

The head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defence of his agency's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, in response to a question about U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism and suggestion that Washington could review funding.

"So my advice, three things," WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news briefing. "Please, unity at national level, no using COVID for political points. Second, honest solidarity at the global level. And honest leadership from the U.S. and China."

He urged leaders not to "politicise" the virus.

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