4/15/2020, 4:55 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Outbreak not the time to reduce WHO funding - UN chief

Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, (pictured) released a statement criticizing the United States President Donald Trump's decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Guterres urged for "solidarity to stop this virus and its shattering consequence," noting the COVID-19 pandemic is "not the time" for such measures to be taken, as it means reducing funding of a humanitarian organization that aims to mitigate the effects of the outbreak.

Previously, the American Medical Association referred to Trump's move as a "dangerous step in the wrong direction," asking the president to reconsider his decision.

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