Equatorial Guinea sacks WHO rep for “falsifying” the country’s figures of Coronavirus cases

Equatorial Guinea have reportedly sacked a representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) for “falsifying” the country’s figures of Coronavirus cases.

AFP confirmed the news, citing a document from the foreign ministry and a source at the UN health agency

Representative Triphonie Nkurunziza is accused of “falsifying” the country’s tally of coronavirus cases. Dr Nkurunziza however remains in Malabo for now because there are no outbound flights.

“We don’t have a problem with the WHO, we have a problem with the WHO’s representative in Malabo,”

Prime Minister Pascual Obama Asue, told the Senate late last week AFP quotes a source at the UN office in the capital, Malabo, as saying: “The government has asked her to go, we have received a document – she is accused of falsifying COVID-19 figures”.

Confirmed cases – 1,306

Deaths – 12

Recoveries – 200

Active cases – 1,094

Last month, Burundi also sacked a World Health Organization’s top official and three experts after they raised concerns about crowded political rallies days before the country’s presidential election.

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