• US politicians call for resignation of WHO head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 

World Health Organization boss partly blamed for China's lack of transparency

Senator Martha McSally said Tedros should resign over the 'Chinese cover-up'

Activists claimed 42,000 or more could have died in Wuhan, where virus began

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director - General of the World Health Organization

The director-general of the World Health Organization is facing calls to resign over criticisms of the way China's response to the coronavirus crisis was managed.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is facing growing calls to step down from US politicians for trusting the communist regime's official reporting about the extent of the spread of the disease.

Republican Senator Martha McSally said Dr Tedros should resign over the 'Chinese cover-up'.

She told Fox News that part of the blame for China's lack of transparency lay with the WHO director-general.

McSally claimed that the Ethiopian, 55, 'deceived the world' and even praised China's 'transparency' during its coronavirus response.  

She added that she 'never trusted a communist' and that the Chinese government's 'cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world...I think Dr Tedros needs to step down'. 

The senator said: 'Dr Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China's 'transparency during its coronavirus response efforts'' despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives.'

China's official coronavirus deaths is more than 3,300, while the US has recorded over 9,600

In February, when China reported 17,238 infections and 361 deaths, Tedros said there was no need impose travel restrictions.

He said measures that 'unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade' were not needed in trying to halt the spread of the virus.

On March 20, he praised the Chinese regime, saying: 'For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten.'