US declares $1mn aid for Pakistan to combat virus

ISLAMABAD: United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells on Friday has said that US will provide one million dollars to Pakistan under USAID programme to bolster monitoring and rapid response against
In a post on social-networking website Twitter, Alice Wells said that US and Pakistan both are longstanding partners in tackling global health challenges.
The U.S.-Pakistan government partnership is helping fight COVID19. The U.S. government is responding to COVID-19 in Pakistan with initial $1 million in @USAID_Pakistan funding to bolster monitoring & rapid response.
She further said that there are over hundred Pakistani graduates engaged in the lab training of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, investigating coronavirus cases in Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan. – NNI

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