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Mr. Trump officially withdrew the US from WHO, Mr. Biden announced to reverse the decision if elected


President Donald Trump has officially announced that he will withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) when his opponent, Democratic candidate Joe Biden, pledges to bring the US back. WHO again if elected in the presidential election in November.

According to Reuters, US President Donald Trump's administration on 7 July sent a notice to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres about the US withdrawal from WHO.
A spokesman for the United Nations and WHO have confirmed this information, and the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, also announced that the US Congress has received the notice. 
"The Secretary-General is in the process of confirming to WHO whether the US has met the conditions to withdraw membership at WHO or not."
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
Under the terms set out when WHO was established in 1948, the United States could withdraw from this organization within 1 year but on the condition that all financial obligations must be fulfilled.
Also according to Reuters, the US has paid the entire amount of the late contribution over the years to WHO, which is said to be over $ 200 million.
Shortly after this information was made public, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke out against the Trump administration's decision.
“The American people will be safer when the United States is committed to the mission of promoting global health. On my first day as president, I will bring the United States to rejoin the WHO and restore our leadership in the international arena.”
Biden wrote on Twitter July 7.
The campaign of Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden are both turning to focus on the Covid-19 pandemic amid the number of new cases continues to rise.
The United States is still the largest Covid-19 epidemic region in the world. Nearly 40 US states witnessed the rise in infections again in the past week, of which 16 states recorded record numbers and had to re-impose blockade measures to limit the spread of disease.
So far, the United States has recorded more than 3 million cases of Covid-19, of which 133,832 people have died. By July 7, at least 24 states had stopped or withdrawed reopening plans.
Support for President Trump has been declining steadily since March amid widespread disapproval of his ability to cope with the pandemic and reopening the economy. According to the average data from the Washington Post surveys, Mr. Biden was 11 points ahead of President Trump in June.
Biden cited the rising number of new Covid-19 cases in the United States to portray the image of President Trump as someone who is unfamiliar with the pandemic, and has no interest in anything other than political status. 
Trump's campaign advisers also acknowledge the current administration's response to the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the biggest political challenges in the coming months.


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