Guyana gets US$475,000. from U.S. to assist in fight against COVID-19

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US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah Ann Lynch

The Unites States Government will be releasing US$475,000 to assist Guyana in its fight against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

On its Facebook page, the United States Embassy in Georgetown said; “through the generosity of the American people and the leadership of the U.S. government, the United States continues to lead the public health and humanitarian assistance to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

It said that as part of the US Government’s ongoing commitment to Guyana through the U.S. Caribbean Resiliency Partnership, the Regional Caribbean Office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing US$475,000 to help address Guyana’s priority areas of laboratory diagnostics and systems strengthening and supplies, surveillance, infection prevention & control, and emergency operation centers.

The funds are part of a regional funding package of US$3,000,000 provided to support the current COVID-19 Response.

The CDC will coordinate with Guyana’s Ministry of Public Health and its regional partners to disburse these funds rapidly and implement the activities, the Embassy said.