French President questions China’s handling of Coronavirus outbreak

Paris (France) – In an interview with Financial Times, French President Emmanuel Macron questioned China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Macron said it is ‘naive’ to say that China dealt better with coronavirus.

On being asked whether China’s authoritarian response to control the coronavirus outbreak has exposed the weakness of western countries, Emmanuel Macron said, “Given these differences, the choices made and what China is today, which I respect, let’s not be so naive as to say it’s been much better at handling this”.

France has reported 147,091 coronavirus cases and 17,941 deaths so far.

US also questioned China over coronavirus pandemic

US President Donald Trump had also questioned the transparency in China’s handling of the pandemic, as it is sceptical since the virus emerged in the Wuhan city of China.

President Trump has been accusing the World Health Organisation of acting as a political puppet of China.

Recently, America halted the funding for the World Health Organisation calling it China-centric and called to assess its role in mismanaging the Chinese coronavirus outbreak.