U.S. demands review of WHO's handling of pandemic starts now, seeks reforms
The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday to begin work immediately on investigating the source of the novel coronavirus, as well as its handling of the response to the pandemic.
President Donald Trump, who has accused the agency of being “China centric”, threatened in a tweeted letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday to permanently halt funding if the WHO did not commit to improvements within 30 days, and to reconsider his country’s membership of the agency.
More than 5.12 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, including 332,0526 deaths, since the virus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, according to the latest Reuters tally.
The WHO’s executive board of 34 member states, including the United States, held a three-hour session on Friday.
22 May 2020