WHO welcomes EU resolution for an evaluation of the global response to COVID 19

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World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has welcomed an EU resolution calling for an evaluation of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, “including, but not limited to, the WHO’s performance”.

Speaking at the end of the World Health Assembly, Tedros said they want accountability more than anyone.

He said they will continue providing strategic leadership to co-ordinate the global response” to the coronavirus.

Tedros has faced criticism for the agency’s handling of the pandemic. US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the UN’s health body, labelling it a “puppet of China”.

The US has been accused by China of attempting to distract from its own mishandling of the crisis.