Brazil threatens to leave WHO as country’s death toll rises.

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Brazil threatens to leave WHO as country’s death toll rises.

Brazil Threatens to Leave WHO as Country's Death Toll Rises.

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Brazil threatens to leave WHO as the country’s death toll rises. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the country will consider leaving the World Health Organisation after the agency warned against governments lifting lockdowns before slowing the spread of COVID-19. Bolsonaro’s comments come after Brazil’s death toll surpassed Italy’s on Thursday.

Brazil threatens to leave WHO as Coronavirus tolls soars. Accusing WHO of ‘ideological bias’, Bolsonaro says he may follow the US president’s footsteps and leave the UN health body.

The statement came after the United Nations agency warned governments about the risk of lifting lockdowns before slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.

“I’m telling you right now, the United States left the WHO, and we’re studying that, in the future,” Bolsonaro told journalists outside the presidential palace on Friday. “Either the WHO works without ideological bias, or we leave, too.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/bolsonaro-threatens-exit-brazil-coronavirus-toll-soars-200606024052070.html

US President Donald Trump, an ideological ally of Bolsonaro, said last month that Washington would end its own relationship with the WHO, accusing the organization of becoming a puppet of China, where the coronavirus first emerged.

Bolsonaro has followed a similar script to the US president in his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, downplaying its severity, criticizing state authorities’ stay-at-home measures, and touting the purported effects of the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19.

News Source: Al Jazeera

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