US announces USD 6 million aid to Pakistan to aid the country fight COVID-19 pandemic

In the latest of the measures to extend hand of support to Pakistan, the US has announced to provide $6 million aid to Pakistan to support its effort in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement was made on May 24.

US Ambassador to Pakistan, Paul Jones, in a video message said that the aid money will strengthen Pakistan’s “response by expanding training for healthcare workers who take care of patients in hospitals with severe cases of coronavirus; preventing the spread of coronavirus in healthcare facilities and providing a fourth mobile lab to test and treat Pakistanis living in virus hotspots”.

Wishing the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, Paul Jones added, “I would like to congratulate all Pakistanis on the completion of Ramazan”.

The US Ambassador to Pakistan also thanked Pakistan for its recent delivery of medical supplies as a gesture of friendship and partnership between the US and Pakistan.

The US Embassy said that the US government has now committed a total of USD 21 million since it declared Pakistan a “priority country for coronavirus response”.

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