ADB injects more funds to contain Covid-19 in Asia and Pacific nations


BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an additional funding of US$2 million (RM8.4mil) to help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and improve resilience to this and other communicable diseases.

The funds will be available for all ADB developing member countries in updating and implementing their epidemic response plans, including buying emergency supplies and equipment; assessing health system and economic impacts to improve future resilience; and coordinating better regionally to prevent, detect, and respond to animal and human disease outbreaks.

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