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.