Trump says U.S terminating relationship with WHO

Washington: The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) over the world body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S President Donald Trump said.

Trump’s decision to severe ties with the Geneva-based body also comes amid growing tensions between the U.S and China over the coronavirus pandemic.

The virus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and has killed more than 3.64 people worldwide and affected over 5.9 million.

“Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and will be redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent public health needs,” Trump said at a news briefing.

Trump had sent a list of reforms that the United States wanted the world body to carry out. Desk: Asianet Online