The World Health Organisation (WHO) wish to keep away from any discrimination within the discussions over the coronavirus, Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Programme Michael Ryan stated Monday.
At his rallies over the previous couple of weeks, US President Donald Trump a number of occasions known as the novel coronavirus inflicting the COVID-19 lung illness “Kung Flu.”
“From WHO’s perspective, we obviously want to have an international discourse that’s based on mutual respect. And, in that sense, we encourage all people at all levels and in all countries to use language that is appropriate, respectful and is not associated with any connotations that are negative,” Ryan advised a digital briefing when requested to touch upon Trump’s “Kung Flu” remarks.
Trump has already referred to the SARS-CoV-2 as a “Chinese virus”, which was met with criticism.