After US President Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to end Brazil relationship with World Health organisation.
Addressing the media on Friday (5 June), Jair Bolsonaro said Brazil will consider leaving the WHO unless it stops being a “partisan political organisation”, reports Xinhua news agency.
This statement came by President Jair Bolsonaro after U.N. agency warned Latin American states about the risk of lifting lockdown before slowing the speed of Coronavirus throughout the region.
Brazil becomes the third most affected country by Coronavirus as per death counts surpassing Italy.
While Bolsonaro continues to argue for quickly lifting state isolation orders, arguing that the economic costs outweigh public health risks.
As of now Brazil reported 646,006 total Coronavirus cases out of which 302,084 recovered from the virus and the total death toll stands at 35,047.
Latin America’s most populous nations, Brazil and Mexico, are seeing the highest rates of new infections, though the pandemic is also gathering pace in countries such as Peru, Colombia, Chile and Bolivia.
Mexico reported 110,026 confirmed Coronavirus cases while the death toll stands at 13,170 which means around 11% death percentage.