US allocates $1.2 mln to Ukraine for fight against coronavirus

The Government of the United States endorsed a decision to allocate $1.2 million to Ukraine to step up its efforts to counteract the uncontrolled spread of coronavirus.

"The United States allocates more than $1.2 million in medical and humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the fight against coronavirus," the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States posted on Facebook.

The assistance will be spent on "the preparation of laboratory systems, the detection of disease, the provision of technical assistance in responding to and raising awareness about the risks of the spread of Covid-19."

Ukraine is among a number of countries to which the US Government provides additional funding. The transfers will start on April 3.

"Ukraine appreciates the support and assistance of the US authorities in supporting the healthcare system and combating pandemic," the Embassy noted.

As of the morning of March 28, Ukraine had 311 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases.

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