WHO Statement on fake news allegations in Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel reports of a January 21, 2020, a fake news about a telephone conversation between Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and President Xi Jingping of China. They did not had a phone call on 21 January. They... never spoke on the phone also not before and not after 21 January. Ooops!
Dr Tedros and President Xi did not speak on Jan. 21 and they have never spoken by phone.
WHO says: “Such inaccurate reports distract and detract from WHO's and the world's efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.”
And they add a note to correct another fake news: China confirmed publicly human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus on Jan. 20.