United States Announce $1 Million Fund For Pakistan to Fight Coronavirus

United States Announce $1 Million Fund For Pakistan to Fight Coronavirus

Alice Wells, who is the first deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia affairs, said Friday that Washington will provide Islamabad with $ 1 million in seed money to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Pakistan.

Speaking of a partnership between the United States and Pakistan to deal with a global pandemic, he said that the United States government was responding to the situation in Pakistan by initially providing $ 1 million in aid through USAID. It will be used to improve monitoring and responsiveness, he added.

Wells noted that these two countries are long-standing partners in tackling global health problems. She said more than 100 recent Pakistani graduates of the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], the leading US agency for disease and pandemic control, from its epidemiological laboratory, are currently training locally to investigate Gilgit coronavirus cases. Baltistan and Punjab.

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