It is noted that the United States will be ready to increase funding for WHO only if China increases its funding for this organization.
A World Health Organization spokeswoman in Geneva said on Tuesday the agency had no immediate comment on Trump's letter but expected to have "more clarity" and a reaction to it later in the day. Trump added that he had not made a final decision and that the funds, for now, remained frozen.
In early may, the US President said that the fatality rate for coronavirus infection of the new type in the country can reach 100 thousand people. "We have provided information to World Health Organization and relevant countries in a most timely fashion".
Last month, Trump announced that his administration is halting the nation's funding to the WHO by claiming that the organization has failed in "its basic duty".
China has previously opposed calls for a review of the origin and spread of the coronavirus, but Xi signalled that Beijing would accept an impartial evaluation of the global response, once the pandemic is brought under control. It also compared Mr. Ghebreyesus's handling of the current situation with former World Health Organization chief Gro Harlem Brundtland's handling of the SARS crisis in 2003.
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The NHC said that 561 asymptomatic cases, including 30 from overseas, were still under medical observation. China has stopped foreigners entering the country as a precaution against imported infections.
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"She also did not hesitate to criticise China for endangering global health by attempting to cover up the outbreak.", the president said. This assertion was in direct conflict with censored reports from Wuhan, he said. And that features "timely and effective declarations of Public Health Emergencies of International Concern".
"By the time you finally declared the virus a pandemic on March 11, it had killed more than 4,000 people and infected more than 100,000 people in at least 114 countries around the world", he said.
Nonetheless, since the onset of the pandemic, China has given the worldwide health agency millions more in contributions.