China introduced Thursday it will donate another $30 million to the World Health Organization to assist in the world combat in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic, days after Washington stated it would freeze funding.
“China has determined to donate another $30 million in money to the WHO, in addition to the preceding donation of $20 million, to help the global combat towards COVID-19 and enhance growing countries’ health systems,” overseas ministry spokesman Geng Shuang informed a regular press briefing.
He added that China’s contribution to the UN corporation “reflects the guide and have confidence of the Chinese authorities and humans for the WHO”.
The US, which is the WHO’s largest contributor, accused the WHO ultimate week of “mismanaging” the COVID-19 crisis, drawing ire from Beijing as each countries spar over the lethal virus.
In asserting the funding freeze last week, US President Donald Trump accused the WHO of overlaying up the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak in China earlier than it spread.
Trump stated US taxpayers furnished between $400 million and $500 million per year to the WHO, whilst “in contrast, China contributes roughly $40 million a yr and even less”.