An online petition calling for the resignation of World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has gained traction lately, garnering over 719,000 signatures.
The petition claims that the United Nations health official and the organisational efforts towards the coronavirus outbreak were unacceptable.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has also come under heavy fire for his strong praise of how China is dealing with the pandemic, many have accused the Chinese government of downplaying the outbreak with US intelligence confirming this to be the case.
The petition has been posted to Change.org and translated into multiple languages including French, Spanish, German and Arabic, added that the Ghebreyesus is “unfit” for his role as head of the organization and should forego his status immediately.
The full transcript of the petition reads: “On January 23rd, 2020. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declines to declare China virus outbreak as a global health emergency. As we all know, the Coronavirus is not treatable at the moment.
“The number of infected and deaths has risen more than ten times (infected from 800 – close to 10,000) within only 5 days. Part of it is related to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus under estimated the coronavirus. We strongly think Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is not fit for his role as WHO Director General. We call for the Immediate Resignation of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“A lot of us are really disappointed, we believe WHO is supposed to be political neutral. Without any investigation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus solely believes on the death and infected numbers that the Chinese government provided with them.
“On the other hand, Taiwan should not be excluded from WHO for any political reasons. Their technologies are far more advanced than some of the countries on the “selected WHO list”.
“Please help the world to gain faith to the UN and WHO again.”
The deputy Prime Minister of Japan, Taro Aso made mention to the petition, adding that its release came on the backdrop of worries WHO would have to change its name to the “Chinese Health Organization.”
As of today, more than 1.1 million people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 60,049 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
The virus that first started in Wuhan has spread to every corner of the earth with it being reported in more than 200 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
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