UK pledges 200 mln Pounds to Help Prevent Second COVID-19 Wave

Britain said on Sunday it was pledging 200 million pounds to the World Health Organization (WHO) and charities to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in vulnerable countries and so help prevent the second wave of infections.

The British government said 130 million pounds would go to United Nations’ agencies, with 65 million for the WHO.

Moreover, another 50 million pounds would go to the Red Cross to help war-torn and hard to reach areas, and 20 million pounds going to other organisations and charities.

“The United Kingdom’s generous contribution is a strong statement that this is a global threat that demands a global response,” WHO’s Director General, Tedros Adhanom, said.

“We are all in this together, which means protecting health around the world will help to protect the health of people in the UK,” he added.

It has learned that more than 1.6 million people are reported to have been infected by the COVID-19 globally and deaths have topped 100,000.



Source: Ethiopia News agency

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