World Health Organization (W.H.O) has regretted the decision of President Trump on the halt of funding to the W.H.O organization’s purse for the global combat of the pandemic.
This according to resident Trump is a result of W.H.O’s failure in her basic responsibilities which must be accounted for.
World leaders and key players have come up with assertions that Trump is looking for a way to cover his negligence on the earlier warning on COVID-19 which is believed to be heating up the United States of America.
Billionaire, Bill Gates speaking on the development said it as dangerous as it sounds. According to him, danger looms. “This move is as dangerous as it sounds”, Gate said.
United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has warned that this is not the right time to halt funding of an organization that is at the forefront of combating pandemic in the whole wide world.
The Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesman has urged the United States to fulfill its obligation to the World Health Organization at this critical time as this will halt the spread of the pandemic.
Heiko Maas, German’s foreign minister has also frown at Trump’s move on the fight against the pandemic. He noted that the virus knows no borders and can travel from country to country irrespective of the distance.
In his words, he said, “this is not the time for action like Trump’s because this virus knows no borders”, he said.
World Health Organization responding to President Trump through its head, Ghebreyesus during a press conference spoke on the relationship between US and W.H.O which has been very cordial over time and this time should not be a time to cut short the hands of friendship.
“The USA has been a long-standing and generous friend of the WHO and we hope it will continue to be so”, he said.
He added that WHO was still assessing the impact and would “try to fill any gaps with partners”.
On the other hand, the other hand, the US has nearly 640,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 30,900 deaths. The deadly coronavirus has now infected more than two million persons and killed more than 128,000 persons globally.
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World Health Organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus further said he regrets the United States President Donald Trump’s decision cut funding for the agency saying that now is the time for the world to unite in its fight against the virus.
The United States has usually contributed more than $400 million annually to the World Health Organization to combat the virus, polio, and other health-related issues across the globe.