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US to provide USD 6 million to Pakistan to fight coronavirus


Press Trust of India Islamabad
The US on Sunday announced that it will provide USD 6 million aid to Pakistan to support its effort in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
US ambassador to Pakistan, Paul Jones, in a video message said that the aid money will strengthen Pakistan's response by expanding training for healthcare workers who take care of patients in hospitals with severe cases of coronavirus; preventing the spread of coronavirus in healthcare facilities and providing a fourth mobile lab to test and treat Pakistanis living in virus hotspots.
Jones in the message also expressed good wished for Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
"I would like to congratulate all Pakistanis on the completion of Ramazan, said Jones.
Jones also thanked Islamabad for its recent delivery of medical supplies as a gesture of friendship and partnership between the two countries.
The embassy said that the US government has now committed a total of USD 21 million since it declared Pakistan a priority country for coronavirus response'.

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First Published: May 25 2020 | 12:24 AM IST

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