Coronavirus updates: Trump Criticizes WHO as U.S. Death toll Nears 13,000

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He accused the organization of being “very China-centric” and “wrong about a lot of things,” and said he would look into putting a “very powerful hold on” U.S. funding. 

Meanwhile, New York reported its deadliest day yet with 731 deaths, according to the governor.

By Tuesday, 5,489 New Yorkers had lost their lives to COVID-19, up from 4,758 a day earlier, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a news conference. 

More than 12,700 people have died across the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, over 81,800 people have died.

Hospitals are at breaking point and many parts of the U.S. are still seeing an alarming rise in infections.

Japan is bracing for a major increase in cases and, in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself is locked in a battle with the virus, waking up Tuesday in a London hospital’s intensive care unit.  

Detailed information from the CDC on coronavirus treatment and prevention.

UN suspends peacekeeping deployments

The United Nations on Tuesday suspended new peacekeeping deployments due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The rotation and deployment of U.N. peacekeepers and international police will be suspended until June 30.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric made the announcement, saying the 13 peacekeeping missions of the U.N.

“are working full-time to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19” and to ensure that incoming uniformed personnel don’t have COVID-19.

Dujarric explained to CBS News, “There is no movement of troops, coming in or out,” but added that, “A few, limited exceptions may be considered.”

“Our priorities are to ensure the COVID-19-free status of incoming uniformed personnel, and mitigate the risk that UN peacekeepers could be a contagion vector and simultaneously maintain our operational capabilities,” Dujarric said. 

Both the pandemic outbreak and expenses related to coronavirus appear to be at issue.

Source: CNN

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