Coronavirus: African leaders stand up for WHO, Tedros after criticism from Donald Trump

The African Union (AU) on Wednesday commended the WHO for its “good work” in dealing with the global health crisis, after Trump accused it and its director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of being too lenient on China, and threatened to suspend future funding.

AU chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement that the union, which represents 55 member states, “extends its unwavering support to the WHO and its director general”.

The world’s focus should be on fighting Covid-19, he said, which as of Thursday had infected more than 1.5 million people around the world and killed over 88,000.

Source: South China Morning Post. Read the full article here.

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