US President Donald Trump said he could suspend funding for the World Health Organization ( WHO).
According to him, this is due to the fact that WHO made unsuccessful decisions in the situation with coronavirus.
“ They made a mistake on many issues, it seems that they took an extremely pro-Chinese position … They did not sound the alarm in time. They probably should have started acting a few months earlier, ”he said.
Trump noted that “ WHO receives a lot of money from the United States,” and added that in connection with the current situation, he intends to “ very decisively suspend” the financing of the organization.
At the same time, he added that this is not a final decision.
“ I said that we will consider this issue,” Trump said.
Earlier, the Republican Party senator Martha Maxalli urged WHO Director-General Tedros Hebraysus to resign.
Maxalli said Gebreyesus helped China hide data on coronavirus .
Bloomberg reported that U.S. intelligence is confident that China has concealed the scale of the outbreak of coronavirus.
Recall that the coronavirus type COVID-19 was first diagnosed in China at the end of December 2019.
Since then, more than 82 thousand cases of infection have been diagnosed in the country, 3310 people have died. Currently, almost no new cases are recorded in China. Many provinces are starting to reduce restrictions and quarantine.