‘Many questions’ after report that WHO praised China to get COVID-19 data: Trudeau

Must Read

Northern B.C. First Nations call for reversal of grizzly bear hunting ban

First Nations in the northwestern most corner of B.C. want to see the grizzly bear hunt restored...

IMF: Mideast loses $270B oil income amid virus, recession

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Middle East's energy producers are expected to earn $270 billion less in oil...

Pieridae Energy says engineering company seeking exit from Goldboro LNG deal

CALGARY — Pieridae Energy Ltd. says the engineering company it hired to build its proposed Goldboro LNG export facility in...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there are “many questions” after a report that the World Health Organization praised China ‘s early handling of the coronavirus pandemic in an attempt to get critical health information.

During a daily briefing with journalists about the pandemic, Trudeau was asked about a report from the Associated Press that cited recordings and internal records of WHO meetings in which officials expressed frustration with China for not sharing information.

READ MORE: China frustrated WHO by delaying coronavirus info, despite public praise: sources

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM


The report says WHO officials decided to try using public praise to “coax” data about the burgeoning crisis out of Beijing even though the data being offered was described as “clearly not enough.”

“I think there are many questions that need to be asked about the World Health Organization, about China and other countries’ behaviours through this,” Trudeau said.

Story continues below advertisement

“We need to focus right now on doing everything we can to keep Canadians safe … the World Health Organization remains a truly important ally in doing that but there are many questions that need to be answered going forward.”

READ MORE: Trudeau says world has questions ‘particularly’ for China on COVID-19 origin

The Trudeau government has been tight-lipped on its view of how the Chinese regime has handled the pandemic even as other countries,

 » READ MORE FROM GLOBAL NEWS

Advertisement


More Articles Like This