South Africa has sounded the alarm over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).

“South Africa is particularly alarmed that the decision is made amid a global health crisis that requires a full-capacity WHO to provide support in combatting the deadly COVID-19 pandemic,” the country’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said in a statement late Wednesday.

DIRCO said it is alarming that Trump took the regrettable decision as COVID-19 strikes Africa and the poorest and most vulnerable states in the world.

South Africa further said the WHO, a lead UN

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