Pandemic treaty must address inequalities: WHO

A report by an independent panel faulted China for being slow to apply public health measures when the first COVID-19 cases emerged in late 2019, and the WHO for waiting too long to declare an emergency a month later.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the problem was that countries were "inconsistent" in implementing its existing International Health Regulations on notifying disease outbreaks.