State and federal officials are working on how to re-open certain parts of the country in May, and they're considering many factors in the process.
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. coronavirus death toll climbed to 30,000 on Wednesday, state and federal officials hammered out the details of plans for re-opening some parts of the country in May.
Amid those efforts, President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the United States will halt payments to the World Health Organization pending a review of its handling of the first coronavirus outbreak in China, the Associated Press reported.
"The WHO failed in its basic duty and must be held accountable," Trump said during a Tuesday media briefing.
And U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres responded to Trump's announcement by saying now is not the time to end support for the WHO, which is "absolutely critical" to the global effort to combat COVID-19.