Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills 'one Brazilian per minute'

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills 'one Brazilian per minute'

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-06-06 08:38

BRASILIA: President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Friday (Jun 5) to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization after the U.N. agency warned governments about the risk of lifting lockdowns before slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A new Brazilian record for daily COVID-19 fatalities pushed Brazil's death toll past that of Italy late on Thursday, but Bolsonaro continues to argue for quickly lifting state isolation orders, arguing that their economic costs outweigh public health risks.

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