US President Donald Trump is halting funding towards the World Health Organisation while a review is carried out.
He has blamed the group for promoting "disinformation" about Covid-19 in the first days of the outbreak in Wuhan.
Mr Trump said that the global health body had "failed in its basic duty and it must be held accountable" for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Almost 2 million people have tested positive for the disease, while over 500,000 cases are in the United States.
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