President Donald Trump said to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 22 that China must be held accountable by the world for its actions over the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, world leaders did virtual meeting for the UN session. A recorded message was played in which Donald Trump blamed Beijing of allowing the coronavirus to “leave China and infect the world.”
“The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” he stated.
Trump had earlier being criticised by US voters for the way he was handling the pandemic.
“We must hold accountable the nation that released this plague upon the world,” he said.
Trump accused China of only looking after its own interests when the potentially lethal virus first appeared in the city of Wuhan late last year.
He also said “the Chinese government, and the World Health Organization which is virtually controlled by China falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease.”