World Bank allocates extra USD 135 mln for Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

35 million are supposed to cover the needs of combating the spread of Covid-19 in this country, - Healthcare Minister
11:00, 15 April 2020

The World Bank has assigned another 135 million dollars for Ukraine, 35 of which are supposed to be used for deterring the spread of coronavirus disease in this country. Maksym Stepanov, the Healthcare Minister of Ukraine said so during the briefing broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel. 

According to the official, 20 million of the said sum will be used to purchase the necessary materials and equipment for combating Covid-19. Another 15 million are supposed to cover the financial needs of medical institutions.

Earlier, the U.S. government assigned 1.2 million dollars for combating coronavirus.
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As of 9 a.m. of April 15, there are 3,764 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ukraine. 108 patients deceased, 143 recovered. 392 new cases were observed over just 24 hours.

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Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that the peak of the coronavirus epidemic in this country is not there yet. The crucial period is to begin in the second decade of April. He said so during his address broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

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