PH Coronavirus: US To Provide Php 139-M As COVID-19 Response Aid

With the alarming PH Coronavirus situation, US extends financial help.

PH CORONAVIRUS – The United Stated extends financial help to the country amounting Php 139-million or $2.7 million as support versus COVID-19.

To support the Philippines for its response operations versus the pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The fund will be used to “strengthen specimen transport systems and laboratory capacity to accurately and rapidly detect cases” says the US embassy.

Tagum Covid Patient
Photo lifted from CDC

This will also go to people who are affected such as the workers and the patients as this will be used to ensure that necessary commodities like hygiene products, masks, and waste management supplies will be available, delivered, and managed appropriately.

The embassy furthered based on GMA, “The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will collaborate with Philippine government counterparts to establish and implement internationally-recognized infectious disease threat prevention and response strategies, and enhance infection control.” 

PH Coronavirus
Photo lifted from CNN

Philippines has a sustained community transmission of the coronavirus disease now. This is after the Department of Health already recorded 142 cases and 12 deaths related to coronavirus.

The gradual increase in terms of cases of novel coronavirus in the country pushed Philippine government to announce on Monday the enhanced quarantine for Luzon where domestic and inbound and outbound travel, public transport, classes, and mass gatherings are hereby restricted and suspended.

People are urged to stay at home and when outside, social distancing is highly suggested in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Proper hygiene such as hand washing and sanitizing is also being advised in this time f major health crisis the country and the world is facing right now.


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