The United States has decided to remain a member of the World Health Organization (WHO), which the country was to leave by early summer in accordance with the order of former U.S. President Donald Trump. The announcement was made by Anthony Fauci, the U.S. president’s COVID-19 advisor, as cited by The Hill.
“I am honored to announce that the United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization,” Fauci said at an online meeting of the WHO executive committee. The U.S. presidential adviser noted that Joe Biden has already signed the relevant documents.
The head of the organization, Tedros Adanom Gebreyesus, responded by saying that the WHO is one big family and rejoiced at the U.S. decision to remain a member.
Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20, becoming the 46th president of the United States. During his first hour in the White House, Biden reversed a number of his predecessor’s decisions. In particular, he stopped the construction of a wall on the southern border, the promise of which was key to Trump’s campaign. The new U.S. president also suspended the deportation of illegal migrants for the next 100 days and lifted Trump’s ban on citizens of certain Muslim countries from entering the country. In addition, Biden signed an executive order to return the U.S. to the Paris climate agreement.