Just a few days after the US freezes funding the World Health Organization, China announced it will donate another $30 million to the global body to help it to fight against the coronavirus.
.The foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing, “China has decided to donate another $30 million in cash to the WHO, in addition to the previous donation of $20 million, to support the global fight against COVID-19 and strengthen developing countries’ health systems.”
China’s contribution to the UN agency “reflects the support and trust of the Chinese government and people for the WHO,” he added. The US funds $400 million to $500 million to the WHO each year, making it the biggest donor of the world health body. But, Trump halted the fund till a review is conducted which will cover the WHO’s “role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus.”
Trump said US taxpayers provided between $400 million and $500 million per year to the WHO, while “in contrast, China contributes roughly $40 million a year and even less”.
At a White House briefing Trump said WHO had ”failed in its basic duty and it must be held accountable.” He also accused WHO of promoting China’s “disinformation” about the virus that has created a global pandemic all over the world. US is the worst affected nation which has recorded 47,974 fatalities so far with over 8,55,250 confirmed cases due to the coronavirus.