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In Germany, commented on the US withdrawal from the who

Who's work is extremely important, especially in a pandemic, the US withdrawal from the organization is a setback for international cooperation, said at a briefing in Berlin, Deputy spokesman of the government of Germany Martin Fitz.

The United States has notified the UN Secretary General on the withdrawal from the who, the decision will come into force on 6 July 2021, it said in comments to the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric released Tuesday.

"The German government very much appreciates the work of who, especially in times like the present, it is very important that who support the work and adequate funding," said Fitz, adding that the US withdrawal from the who in Berlin is perceived "as a setback for international cooperation".

The situation of the pandemic coronavirus demonstrates the need for more intensive international cooperation, and not Vice versa, so "this cooperation is in the focus of the German government," said Fitz.

Present at the briefing, the representative of the Ministry of health of Germany added that the office was "sorry to note" the United States ' decision to exit from the who.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world is already identified more than 10.5 million cases of infection, over 512 thousand people died.