US President Donald Trump has shot a fresh accusation at the World Health Organization, accusing its chief of siding with China and “politicising” the coronavirus pandemic while repeating his threat to freeze the UN agency’s funding.
Trump’s allegation comes a day after the US President threatened to put a “very powerful” hold on US’ funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) and criticised it for having “missed the call” in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump slammed the Geneva-based global health agency for its early guidance aimed at countering the international spread of the coronavirus
The president’s fresh allegation comes after WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned against politicisation of COVID-19 and said that such a move will only result in “many more body bags”.
“If you want to be exploited and if you want to have many more body bags, then you [politicize the virus]. If you don’t want many more body bags, then you refrain from politicizing it,” Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.