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EcoHealth Alliance’s access to American taxpayer money has been cut off, at least for now.

U.S. officials have cut off funding to a nonprofit that funneled money from the government to a laboratory in China located in the same city in which the first COVID-19 cases appeared.

EcoHealth Alliance (EHA), the nonprofit, “did not adequately monitor” compliance from the Wuhan lab with terms and conditions of a grant from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Henrietta Brisbon, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, of which the institute is a part, said in a May 15 letter to EcoHealth President Peter Daszak.

“Given the issues regarding the management of EHA’s grant awards and subawards, I have determined that the immediate suspension of EHA is necessary to protect the public interest,” Ms. Brisbon added later.

EcoHealth did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This is a developing story that will be updated.