Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO as organisation warns crisis accelerating

US gives notice of withdrawal next year; Joe Biden says he would return the US to the WHO if elected; Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19. Follow the latest updates

Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic challenger for the presidency, said he would return the US to the WHO once elected.

In a tweet, Biden wrote, “Americans are safer when America is engaged in strengthening global health. On my first day as President, I will rejoin the @WHO and restore our leadership on the world stage.”

Americans are safer when America is engaged in strengthening global health. On my first day as President, I will rejoin the @WHO and restore our leadership on the world stage. https://t.co/8uazVIgPZB

Dan McGarry reports for the Guardian from Port Vila with Tess Newton Cain:

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