Trump’s WHO de-funding ‘as dangerous as it sounds’

US President Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for halting funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Philanthropist Bill Gates, a major funder of the WHO, said it was “as dangerous as it sounds”.

President Trump said on Tuesday that the body had “failed in its basic duty” in its response to coronavirus.

But the head of the WHO said the agency’s “singular focus” was to stop the outbreak.

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Source: BBC News