Why WHO Must be Partly ‘Blamed’ For Coronavirus Global Pandemic
There are questions on WHO’s role during the initial phase of the outbreak, as the world grapples with a lockdown
(with Nischitha Suresh)
The World Health Organisation (WHO), founded to reduce health risks for all, is facing international criticism for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. WHO’s Director-General (DG), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been accused of forwarding China’s interest rather than ensuring the containment of the virus through awareness procedures.
By then, there were already 118,332 confirmed cases globally with 4, 292 deaths. Coronavirus had already impacted people across 113 countries when the WHO declared it as a pandemic.