US cutting WHO funding will ‘undermine’ intl efforts against pandemic at ‘critical moment’ – Beijing

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Beijing has blasted US President Donald Trump for cutting funds for the World Health Organization (WHO), warning it would have serious implications for the global Covid-19 response.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, said the battle against coronavirus is now “at a critical moment,” AFP reports. The US decision to withdraw funding from the WHO will “undermine the international cooperation against the epidemic,” which makes China “seriously concerned.”

Zhao added that China is urging “the United States to earnestly fulfill their responsibilities and obligations, and support the WHO-led international action against the epidemic,” because the WHO is playing an “irreplaceable role.”

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