WHO: Don't turn COVID-19 into "political football"

Published on 18 Sep 2020 11:01:22 AM

The World Health Organisation's top emergency expert, asked on Thursday (Sept 17) about contradictory remarks by President Donald Trump and US health officials on Covid-19, said it was important for all countries to have "consistent messaging" for their public.

Dr Michael Ryan, a veteran of Ebola outbreaks in Africa and other epidemics, said authorities must engage with communities to address anxieties and not turning that into some kind of political football.

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