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USA allocates $1.2 million to Ukraine for fight against coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The money was earmarked for medical and humanitarian aid
15:19, 31 March 2020

Reuters

US has allocated 1.2 million dollars to Ukraine for its fight against COVID-19. It was reported by the US Agency for International Development in Ukraine.

"With the funding just announced, USAID will help Ukraine strengthen its mechanisms of treatment interventions to minimize the risk of further transmission of the virus, to prevent and limit the number of infections in health facilities, to prepare the laboratory network for large-scale COVID-19 testing. It will also provide conducting of media campaigns to inform Ukrainians on how to prevent the spread of the virus,” the message reads.

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In addition, the allocated money will go to the emergency responders who will consider coronavirus cases and will track contact patients.

As we reported earlier, the European Union is expected to provide the assistance package to Ukraine in the sum of 80 million euros to facilitate the influence of crisis with coronavirus on the healthcare system, lives of people and economy.

“We stand by Ukraine in these extremely difficult times. With this support package, we aim at saving lives and strengthening societal resilience. We support the Ukrainian response to a spike in health and social assistance needs as well as the protection of businesses and jobs. We know we need to act quickly and efficiently in reinforcing government and civic action,” Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi said.

Related: EU to allocate €80 million to Ukraine for fight against Covid-19

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