Covid-19: Hungry man collapses amid lockdown helped by strangers

Covid-19: Hungry man collapses amid lockdown helped by strangers

- An unidentified man who allegedly suffered from severe malnutrition fainted amid desperate lockdown conditions

- A video shows the man feebly sitting on the ground while some people attend to him as best as they can

- The video has gone viral and people worldwide are understandably upset by the footage, confirming fears about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on people living below the poverty line

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A man who allegedly suffered from severe hunger and malnutrition fainted amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The man appears to have fallen unconscious due to extreme hunger and injured himself.

Many have been left struggling for food amid the lockdown and the man who collapsed is evidence of the brutal impact of the global pandemic, particularly on the poor who suffer even under normal conditions.

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The video shows people attending to the man who was knocked unconscious when he collapsed.

Voices in the short clip can be heard alleging that the unidentified man had fainted due to extreme hunger.

Apparently, he had no money to buy food to eat and had been hungry for some time due to the lockdown.

Good Samaritans who attended to him after he fainted provided him with food to help him regain his strength.

Watch the video below:

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that President Donald Trump has announced that the US is halting funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to allow for a review on how the health agency has been dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

During his address on Tuesday, Trump accused the WHO of contributing to the rapid spread of the virus and also playing a cover-up role thus complicating the fight against the global pandemic.

Trump further blamed the WHO for being 'Chinacentric' in their handling of the crisis despite the US contributing around $500 million annually while China contributes around $40 million to the agency.

"I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the WHO while a review is conducted to assess its role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus."

According to Trump, the WHO was opposed to initial strategies he had laid to help ward off the disease that broke out in China in December 2019.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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