Trump Halts US Funding For World Health Organization

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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has instructed his administration to halt World Health Organisation's funding while a review is being conducted in the WHO's "role in severely mismanaging and covering up" the spread of coronavirus after it emerged in China.

"Today I'm instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization. We will redirect global health and directly work with others. All of the aid that we send will be discussed at very, very powerful letters," Trump said during a press conference.

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The US President has been critical of the global health body stating that the organisation was aware of the dangers of the coronavirus months before it took action.

The United States has been the worst-hit country from the coronavirus. The virus has killed over 25,000 people in the country since the outbreak. There are at least 594,207 cases of coronavirus in the US.

The US President also said the funding would be suspended while officials conduct a review "to assess the World Health Organization's role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus."


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