H. E. Donald Trump has instructed his administration to halt funds to the World Health Organization (WHO)
He said his administration will not fund the WHO while they conduct a review to access the WHO’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the American President, “American Taxpayers provide between $400m and $500m per year to WHO” he added that the United States is a leading sponsor of the entire organization.
He attributed this withdrawal of funds to the fact that his administration has a duty to insist on full accountability.
When are states reopening?
Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said 20 states were in “extremely good shape” and some could reopen even before the end of April when the current federal social distancing guidelines are set to expire.
“I will be speaking to all 50 governors very shortly, and will then be authorizing each individual governor of each individual state to implement a reopening and a very powerful reopening plan of their state — at a time and in a manner as most appropriate,” Trump said.
He said governors would be responsible for the testing health experts have said is critical to avoid further spread and a possible new spike in cases.