Us President Donald Trump on Tuesday announcing that will
withhold funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), claiming that failed
to handle the coronavirus outbreak.
The virus, which broke out in China, has killed over 125,000
people around the world, including 23,000 in the United States.
“With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have deep
concerns whether America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible. The
reality is that the WHO failed to adequately obtain and share information in a
timely and transparent fashion,” said Trump
The US fund the Geneva-based organization with a total of
$893 million and Trump administration seeks to withhold some portion of the
money as it probes the organization.
He said that this can go for a period lasting either two or
On Friday, the POTUS claimed that its epidemiologists had
worked with China authorities to conceal crucial details of the outbreak.
He added that his administration has deep concerns that
America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible, and that WHO did
not move aggressively enough to obtain information from China about the
“The WHO failed to investigate credible reports from sources
in Wuhan that conflicted directly with the Chinese government’s official
accounts,” he said.
Source: Yahoo News