US president, Donald Trump has stopped funding the World Health Organisation, blaming it for America’s coronavirus pandemic woes.
Trump announced the move today at a Rose Garden press conference.
The U.S. leader had mulled the idea before and dubbed WHO China-centric.
“The reality is that the WHO failed to adequately obtain, vet and share information in a timely and transparent fashion,” Trump said.
Trump accused the organization of not moving quickly enough to sound the alarm over COVID-19 and of being too China friendly.
He has attacked the agency for advising the U.S. against banning travel from China to other parts of the world amid the outbreak.
“And the World – WHO – World Health got it wrong,” the president told reporters at the White House last week. “I mean, they got it very wrong. In many ways, they were wrong. They also minimized the threat very strongly and – not good.”—USA Today