The World Health Organization appears to be defending mainland China amid criticism of its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, WHO Special Envoy David Nabarro stated the organization relies on data provided by its member countries.
He claimed the WHO doesn’t have the authority to go to China and see whether its reporting on coronavirus was accurate.
President Trump recently suggested the U.S. may cut funding for the organization amid allegations it helped Beijing cover up the outbreak early on. However, the envoy argued China had not invited a WHO team until mid-February.