Don’t even think of trying to bully us, Whitehall warns the WHO following threat the UK could be forced into future lockdowns against our will
Global health chiefs were yesterday told to forget drawing up pandemic powers that could force Britain into another lockdown.
They fear the UN agency wants to ‘transition from an advisory organisation to a controlling international authority‘. It is negotiating new rules for dealing with pandemics, and has a target date of next May for a legally binding agreement.
Among its proposed amendments are a requirement for the UN’s 194 member countries to recognise it as the global authority on public health measures. If passed, there are fears that it would enable the WHO to impose border closures, quarantines, lockdowns or vaccine passports on member countries.