Alice Wells, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and the Central Asian Affairs has said that the US would be offering $1 million to Pakistan under the USAID programme for strengthening the control and to monitor the speedy response against the coronavirus.
Via a tweet on her social media handle, she said that both the nations Pakistan and the US are old partners when it comes to dealing with the global health challenges.
She also said that there are more than 100 graduates from Pakistan who are busy in the laboratory training of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, who are looking into the coronavirus cases in the provinces of Gilgit Baltistan and Punjab.
Previously, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released a $50 million aid for Pakistan immediately in the effort of combating with the coronavirus epidemic.
As per an official statement by the global money leading unit the grant would be specially provided to the nation’s s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
The number of confirmed cases affected by the novel coronavirus in Pakistan has increased to 448.
On the other hand, as per the latest, Swvl has taken the decision of continuing with their ride-providing services amid the coronavirus outbreak, however, they would be incorporating excessive precautionary measures to provide safety to both their crew members and the travellers.