UN: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that after US President Donald Trump attacked the World Health Organization, it is not time to criticize the corona virus pandemic. Early response.
“Once we finally turn the page on this epidemic there must be a time to look back fully … But now it is not that time,” Guterres said in a statement.
“Now is the time for unity, for the international community to work together in solidarity to stop this virus and its shattering consequences.”
Trump, whose own response to the crisis has been widely criticized, on Tuesday accused the WHO of reacting slowly.
“They called it wrong. They really missed the call. They could have called it months earlier,” he said.
He wondered why the WHO made “such a wrong proposal”, apparently referring to its earlier proposal to reduce international travel to prevent the virus from spreading from China in the first place.
Guterres said that the World Health Organization “provides frontline guidance, training, equipment and specific life-saving services to Member States and their societies, especially the most vulnerable among them.”
WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus) urged leaders on Wednesday to stop politicizing the pandemic and vigorously defended the agency’s work.