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Publish Date: 19:20 - 08 July 2020
Wednesday, 08 July_Two cartoons were published on the website of the China Global Television Network (CGTN) on Tuesday and Wednesday, depicting US withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its response to COVID-19 control.

China Global Television Network cartoons depict US withdrawal from WHO, response to COVID-19For the first cartoon, a comment goes like “First, Paris deal. Then, UNESCO. Now, WHO. Will Trump quit Earth next?”

Comment for the second cartoon is as follows: “Test no virus, report no virus, there is no virus.”

The United States on Tuesday officially submitted its notification of withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the United Nations secretary-general, setting in motion the country's exit from the global body in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

US President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly assailed WHO for months and threatened to cut ties with the organization. Trump also announced in mid-April that his administration would halt US funding to WHO.

The United States will leave WHO on July 6, 2021, and currently it owes the organization more than 200 million US dollars in assessed contributions, according to the WHO website.

The country has reported more than 2.99 million COVID-19 cases with over 131,000 deaths, according to the latest Johns Hopkins University tally. Both figures are far higher than those in any other country or region.

Trump blamed the numbers on massive testing in the country.

“Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn’t test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases,” Trump tweeted on Sunday.

At a rally on June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump described COVID-19 as “a double-edged sword,” urging his administration to slow down coronavirus testing.

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