Treasury has thus far released $591 million to be used to fight COVID-19, The Herald reports. Part of the funds were channelled towards rehabilitating Wilkins Hospital, the Harare COVID-19 isolation centre, according to the publication.
This was revealed by the treasury boss Mthuli Ncube who was touring Wilkins Hospital when he said:
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The figure for the whole Government is $591 million that has been released for immediate Covid-19 response support, and this includes $60 million for Chemplex for water treatment chemicals, and lockdown operational costs, and cash transfers to the vulnerable.
I visited Wilkins Hospital in order to appreciate for myself how the resources that Treasury has released are being used in renovating and upgrading the facility.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe is appealing to local and international well-wishers to help the government fight the pandemic.
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