Philippines gets US$100mil World Bank loan for Covid-19 emergency response

Residents receive cooked food from the military at a slum area during an enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Manila, Philippines on Monday, April 20, 2020. - AP

MANILA (Xinhua): The World Bank said it has approved a US$100mil loan for the Philippine Covid-19 emergency response project to help meet urgent healthcare needs.

In a statement released on Thursday (April 23), the World Bank said the project, which will be implemented by the Department of Health (DOH), will help strengthen the essential healthcare delivery system for critical medical services in the face of increased demand in the coming months.

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