U.S. offers $ 100 million assistance to China to combat coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pompeo also called on other countries to join forces in the fight against the epidemic
18:31, 8 February 2020


The United States announced its readiness to provide China with financial assistance in the amount of $ 100 million to combat the rapidly spreading deadly coronavirus. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced a proposal for help on Friday, AFP reports.

“This commitment — along with the hundreds of millions generously donated by the US private sector — demonstrates sustained US leadership in response to the outbreak. We urge the rest of the world to live up to their commitments. Working together we can have a major impact on containing this growing threat,” said Pompeo.

According to the Secretary of State, the United States will provide assistance to China either directly or through various organizations.

Pompeo recalled that his country had already donated almost 17.8 tons of medicines to China, including masks, special clithes, gauze and respirators.

Earlier it was reported that to combat the further spread of the outbreak of Chinese coronavirus and protect vulnerable states, the World Health Organization needs $ 675 million.

Related: First foreigners died due to coronavirus in Wuhan

In the Chinese province of Hubei, the number of citizens dying from coronavirus has reached 699. Local provincial authorities on their website stated this, Reuters reports

"The number of deaths in the central province of Hubei in China, caused by an outbreak of coronavirus, as of Friday increased by 81 people - up to 699," - the report said

Most of the new deaths occurred in the provincial capital of Wuhan, where the virus is thought to have originated

In Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, another 2 thousand 841 coronavirus infections were recorded per day. Thus, the total number of infected in the province reached 24 thousand 953 people

As we reported before, In the UK, Italy and Germany, new cases of new pneumonia coronavirus infection from China have been reported. In total, Europe has 31 cases of infection

In Germany, 13 cases are reported, of which two are children who have no symptoms. Two more of these people flew from China on an evacuation flight last weekend.

Related: Tightened control due to coronavirus at airport of Kharkiv

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