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Additional P298M for COVID-19 from US

/ 05:10 AM May 08, 2020

The United States is providing an additional P298 million to support the Philippines’ fight against COVID-19, bringing its total assistance to more than P768 million ($15.2 million).

According to the US Embassy, part of its latest assistance is the partnership of the US Agency for International Development with 18 local governments in the country’s hardest-hit areas to promote effective crisis management and implement response plans.

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Funding will also support the local governments’ capacity to rapidly disburse emergency funding and supplies, disseminate accurate and timely crisis response information, manage quarantine measures, set up public hand-washing facilities, ensure food supply and support local business recovery.

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