China Donates $30 Million More to WHO!


China said on Thursday it would donate a further $30 million US to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is seeking more than $1 billion to fund its battle against the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 180,000 people worldwide.

The donation aimed to support the global fight against COVID-19, in particular strengthening health systems in developing countries, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. She noted that China had already donated $20 million to the WHO on March 11.

"At this crucial moment, supporting WHO is supporting multilateralism and global solidarity," Hua said on Twitter.

The pledge comes about a week after America announced that U.S. funding would be halted while Washington reviewed the WHO.