UN chief calls for unity after Trump slams WHO Apr 09, 2020 0 438 12345 NEW YORK: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said it was not the time to criticise the early response to the coronavirus pandemic, after US President Donald Trump attacked the World Health Organization.“Once we finally turn the page on this epidemic there must be a time to look back fully ... But now it is not that time,” Guterres said in a statement. “Now is the time for unity, for the international community to work together in solidarity to stop this virus and its shattering consequences.”Guterres said the WHO “is on the front lines, supporting member states and their societies, especially the most vulnerable among them, with guidance, training, equipment and concrete life-saving services.” (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bid Apr 09, 2020 0 1563 US tops 400,000 COVID-19 cases as Trump threatens to cut WHO fundings Apr 09, 2020 0 511 UK reports new daily record of 938 COVID-19 deaths; PM remains in ICU Apr 09, 2020 0 1145 Sweden rejects Trump claims over ‘too soft’ virus strategy AFP STOCKHOLM SWEDEN on Wednesday rejected claims by US President Donald Trump that its approach to containing the coronavirus was too soft and that it was “suffering” more than others. Stockholm has not imposed .. Finland discovers masks bought from China not hospital-safe AFP HELSINKI TWO million protective masks purchased by Finland from China have turned out to be unsuitable for use in hospitals, the Finnish government admitted on Wednesday. On Tuesday Finland’s Health minister .. Poland confirms 5,000 cases of novel coronavirus WARSAW: The number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Poland reached the 5,000 mark, the country’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday. As of Wednesday morning, the country had recorded exactly 5,000 .. US, Britain warn that hackers increasingly use coronavirus bait AFP WASHINGTON US and British cybersecurity agencies warned on Wednesday that foreign government-backed hacking groups are using coronavirus themes to ply their way into computers and networks. The groups are .. Italy’s daily death count falls under 600 as infections near 140,000 DPA ROME ITALY’S daily death toll from the novel coronavirus epidemic fell to 542 on Wednesday, while the total number of infections crept up to nearly 140,000. It was only the second time in nearly three weeks that the .. EU science chief resigns over coronavirus response BRUSSELS: The head of the European Research Council has resigned, the EU confirmed on Wednesday, reportedly in protest at the bloc’s handling of its coronavirus response. Mauro Ferrari, who only took over as president .. Spain plans gradual return to normal from end of April DPA MADRID SPAIN, which has been under a lockdown since March 15, could slowly see life return to normal by the end of the month, according to the government. Finance minister and government spokeswoman Maria Jesus ..