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Africa News of Monday, 22 June 2020

Source: bbc.com

Coronavirus thrives in disunity - Dr Tedros

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and that its economic and other effects would be felt for decades to come.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus complained of a lack of global solidarity and leadership in the crisis.

He told a virtual health forum this had been exacerbated by the politicisation of the pandemic, and that the virus could not be beaten in a divided world.

US President Donald Trump recently ended his country’s relationship with the WHO, accusing it of having failed to hold China to account for the spread of the disease.

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