African Development Bank Approves $13,7 Million Grant Towards Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 Response

The African Development Bank upon the Zimbabwean government’s request has approved a $13.7 million grant for Zimbabwe to help Zimbabwe fight the pandemic that has infected 4.5 million people worldwide, NewsDay reports.

According to the publication, the grant that was approved on 13 May will be used to:

Mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the COVID-19 Response Project. The COVID-19 Response Project will focus on 15 high-density suburbs in Harare as well as satellite townships and targeted health facilities in other areas of the country.

The activities will also include increasing access to COVID-19 hand washing facilities in Harare, satellite
townships and other affected regions, supply of COVID-19 medical equipment and laboratory test kits and personal protective equipment.

Meanwhile, the authorities have announced that Wilkins Hospital and Parirenyatwa are almost ready to handle COVID-19 cases.

More: Newsday 

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