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The World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Emergency Committee will meet on April 30. This was stated by head of the organization Tedros Adhan Gebreyesus at a briefing available on the WHO Twitter page.
“I will hold the emergency committee again tomorrow because it has been almost three months since we declared the highest level of emergency,” said Gebreyesus. According to him, the committee members will assess the development of the situation with the coronavirus and submit updated recommendations.
Gebreyesus noted that since the spread of the epidemic, WHO has been active in helping countries prepare for the outbreak. “The organization acted quickly and decisively to respond and warn the world,” he emphasized.
WHO recognized the spread of coronavirus as an international emergency on 30 January. At the same time, the organization did not consider it necessary to introduce international restrictions on travel and transportation of goods and announced the hope of defeating the infection in a short time.
In mid-April, the United States suspended the payment of organization contributions. According to US President Donald Trump, WHO “has not fulfilled its core responsibility and must be held accountable.”