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US pledges R50m to South Africa's Covid-19 fight. China donates protective gear

16 April 2020 6:10 PM
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The world’s superpowers are offering (competing?) to help, despite struggling to contain their own outbreaks.

The United States government has committed to funding South Africa’s Covid-19 response to the tune of $2.77 million (R51.5 million), up from a previous commitment of $970 000.

In addition, the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide technical assistance to South Africa’s National Department of Health (NDoH) and National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

The announcement comes after US President Donald Trump declared his intention to cut funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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China has given South Africa – and every other African country - 100 000 masks, 1000 protective suits, 1000 protective face shields and 20 000 testing kits.




16 April 2020 6:10 PM
Tags:
China
Donald Trump
United States
CDC
Jack Ma
US
Centre for Disease Control
National Institute for Communicable Diseases
nicd
Coronavirus
COVID-19
coronavirus in south afrca
covid-19 in south africa
PPE
personal protective equipment

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