United States President Donald Trump is set to halt the funding of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the reason that the agency has ‘failed in its basic duty’ in its response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, he accused the United Nations agency of ‘mismanaging and covering the spread of the virus after it started in China.
“I am directing my administration to halt funding while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” states US President Donald Trump, in an article by BBC.
Moreover, a decision whether the funding will be continued or not is up to an apparent ‘review’, a process that will take around 60 to 90 days. Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres responds that the international community should be uniting ‘in solidarity to stop the virus’.
“It is my belief that the World Health Organization must be supported, as it is absolutely critical to the world’s efforts to win the war against COVID-19,” states United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. Read more: Coronavirus: US to halt funding to WHO, says Trump.