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WHO Issues a Rare Public Scolding, Saying Countries Wasting Time

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WHO: We Squandered the First Window of Opportunity to Fight Virus

Governments should stop wasting precious time needed to fight the coronavirus after squandering an opportunity to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization’s head said.

“We squandered the first window of opportunity,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “The time to act was actually more than a month ago or two months ago.”