President Donald Trump on Friday said he would soon announce his final decision concerning US funding for the World Health Organisation (WHO) after earlier vowing to hold the agency accountable for the spread of the deadly coronavirus, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"The World Health Organisation, you know, we pay them almost $500 million a year. I am going to be making an announcement on that soon, because they are like a puppet for China", Trump said in an interview with Fox News. "So, I am going to make a decision very soon".
The statement comes after US State Secretary Pompeo also told ABC on 3 May that there was "significant" evidence that the new coronavirus came from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan, claiming that China has "attempted to conceal and hide and confuse" the world since the outbreak began, something repeatedly denied by China.