The White House has officially moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO), The Hill reported referring to a senior administration official.
According to the official, the US has already submitted its withdrawal notification to the UN secretary-general.
Sen. Bob Menendez noted that the administration informed Congress of the withdrawal plans.
"To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn't do it justice. This won't protect American lives or interests — it leaves Americans sick & America alone," he tweeted.
President Donald Trump first suspended WHO funding in April, and his administration redefined its affiliation with the organization. A few weeks later, Trump demanded that the WHO carry out reforms. At the end of May, Trump announced that the US is 'breaking' ties with the WHO.