United States to Provide $ 1mn to Pakistan to Combat Covid-19

On Friday, the US announced that it would provide Pakistan with 1 million dollars under the USAID program to enhance monitoring and swift reaction in the South Asian nation to the latest coronavirus outbreak.

Alice Wells, senior US diplomat, confirmed this on Facebook, The Express Tribune reports.

“The association of the government of the United States and Pakistan is helping to combat COVID-19. The United States government is responding to Covid-19 in Pakistan with an initial funding of $ 1 million to strengthen monitoring and rapid response. “

The US diplomat further stated that there were more than 100 Pakistani graduates in the laboratory training of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which investigate cases of coronavirus in Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan increased to 454 after Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa announced an increase in their provincial counts.

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