4/15/2020, 2:34 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Dr Tedros: WHO focusing on saving lives

The World Health Organization (WHO) is determined to focus on saving lives after the United States announced it is halting funding to the organization in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

The official wrote on Twitter: "There is no time to waste. @WHO’s singular focus is on working to serve all people to save lives and stop the #COVID19 pandemic." He added: "One of the main things we’ve learned in the past months about #COVID19 is that the faster all cases are found, tested, isolated & cared for, the harder we make it for the virus to spread. This principle will save lives & mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic."

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said his country would not be paying its share to the WHO as his administration has not been satisfied with the organization's response to COVID-19. Earlier, Trump accused the WHO of being "China-centric."

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / VP