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US announces $1 million aid for Pakistan to fight coronavirus

US announces $1 million aid for Pakistan to fight coronavirus
March 20, 2020
WASHINGTON (92 News) – US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has said that US will provide one million dollars to Pakistan under USAID programme to bolster monitoring and rapid response against coronavirus. In a tweet, Alice Wells said that US and Pakistan both are longstanding partners in tackling global health challenges. She further said that there are over hundred Pakistani graduates engaged in the lab training of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, investigating coronavirus cases in Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan. “The US-Pakistan government partnership is helping fight COVID-19. The US government is responding to COVID-19 in Pakistan with initial $1 million in USAID. Funding to bolster monitoring & rapid response,” Alice Wells tweeted.