Trump accuses WHO of coronavirus coverup and suspends funding; global infections near 2 million

New From washingtonpost. By Teo Armus, Antonia Noori Farzan, Rick Noack, John Wagner, and Marisa Iati
April 15, 2020, at 5:23 p.m. GMT+5:30

President Trump accused the World Health Organization of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus” and said Tuesday that he intends to halt payments to the U.N. agency until a review is conducted. The move was expected, as Trump has deflected blame for initially downplaying the seriousness of the virus that has killed more than 25,000 people in the United States and instead sought to point a finger at the WHO.

As the number of confirmed infections worldwide approaches 2 million, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned that this is “not the time to reduce the resources … in the fight against the virus.” Philanthropist Bill Gates said halting funding amid a pandemic “is as dangerous as it sounds.”

Here are some significant developments:

  • South Koreans headed to the polls for parliamentary elections Wednesday after the government rejected calls to postpone the vote amid concerns about virus transmission.
  • Clinicians around the world are seeing evidence that the coronavirus isn’t just destroying lungs; it may be causing heart inflammation, acute kidney disease, neurological malfunction, blood clots, intestinal damage and liver problems, as well.
  • The Treasury Department ordered Trump’s name to be printed on $1,200 stimulus checks that are being sent to 70 million Americans, a move that some Internal Revenue Service officials have said could delay delivery by several days.
  • The Guatemalan Health Ministry reported that between 50 percent and 70 percent of deportees from the United States have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a startling statistic that other government officials have yet to con

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