Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro has threatened to pull the country out of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
“The U.S. has already withdrawn. Either the WHO works without any ideological prejudices or we are out,” he said.
Bolsanaro speaking to CNN Brasil on Friday night, cited the decision by WHO to resume the testing of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients after weeks of suspension.
“We do not need any people from outside to give us tips about health here.
“What do we need this WHO for? The WHO recommended a few days ago not to carry on with the study into hydroxychloroquine, and now they are restarting it,” he said.
Brazil is one of the hardest-hit countries in the world by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Atleast 646,000 cases have been recorded, and more than 35,000 deaths recorded from the virus so far.
Recall that President Donald Trump sometime in May announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing its relationship with the WHO.
He accused WHO of mishandling the coronavirus pandemic which broke out from China.