Trump gives WHO director-general 30 days to make ‘substantive improvements’ or US will stop funding and walk away.
- US President Donald Trump has threatened to permanently halt US funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) and quit an organisation he earlier derided as a “puppet of China” in a letter to the agency’s director-general that he shared on Twitter.
- The WHO chief has promised an independent review of the global pandemic response, after countries at a virtual meeting of the World Health Assembly called for a probe.
- The US has set aside $11bn to ramp up coronavirus testing as the country reopens.
- Globally, there have been more than 4.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 318,500 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 1.8 million people have recovered.