Trump administration formally pulls US out of WHO

Trump administration formally pulls US out of WHO

President Donald Trump’s administration has officially withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, a top Democrat confirmed Tuesday.

“Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the US from the @WHO in the midst of a pandemic,” Senator Robert Menendez said on Twitter.

“To call Trump’s response to Covid chaotic & incoherent doesn’t do it justice. This won’t protect American lives or interests — it leaves Americans sick & America alone,” said Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey.

The move concluded months of withdrawal threats made by Trump, claiming the organization showed a slow response against the pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China.

The US is the worst-hit country by the pandemic with more than 2.9 million cases and more than 130,700 fatalities, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.

In all, more than 924,100 recoveries have been recorded. (Anadolu)

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