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Coronavirus Should Not Be Politicized – Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Amb. Tijani Muhammad-BandeUN General Assembly President, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande has said the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency should not be politicized.

Tijani revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York recently.

According to him, the Coronavirus is not a political issue but a health matter and only those who are trained on public health can guide the citizens about it.

He added that the spread is a serious global challenge and all nations will keep doing their very best to contain the deadly disease.

His words, “This is not an issue of politics, but a technical issue concerning health matters, and let those who are trained on public health guide us about it.

“The spread is a serious global challenge and every country is doing its very best because no country jokes about public health of this magnitude.

“The most affected country is China, and the Chinese effort is commendable. Everybody has seen what measure they have undertaken.

“Nobody should make a pronouncement about what is unfolding other than to say we should listen to the advice of the WHO (World Health Organisation).

“There is great coordination between the WHO as a body and national governments or health institutions in tackling the challenge.”