For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

COVID-19: World Bank Approves $1 Billion Emergency Aid For India

By Staff
|

On Thursday, the World Bank approved $1-billion emergency financing for India to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed over 50 lives and infected more than 2,000 in the country.

The World Bank's first set of aid projects, amounting to $1.9 billion, will assist 25 countries developing countries to curb the spread of COVID-19, and new operations are moving forward in over 40 nations using the fast-track process.

The largest chunk of this emergency financial assistance has gone to India at $1 billion.

COVID-19: World Bank Approves $1 Billion Emergency Aid For India
 

"In India, $1 billion emergency financing will support better screening, contact tracing, and laboratory diagnostics; procure personal protective equipment; and set up new isolation wards," the World Bank said after its Board of Executive Directors approved the first set of emergency support operations for developing countries around the world, using a dedicated, fast-track facility for COVID-19 response.

In South Asia, the World Bank also approved $200 million for Pakistan, $100 million for Afghanistan, $7.3 million for the Maldives and $128.6 million for Sri Lanka.

The World Bank said it is now working to grant up to $160 billion over the next 15 months to support measures to tackle the pandemic which will focus on the immediate health consequences and bolster economic recovery.

Read more about: world bank coronavirus
Story first published: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:00 [IST]
Company Search
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Goodreturns sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Goodreturns website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more