The United States has announced financial assistance of 174 million US Dollars to 64 countries including 2.9 million US Dollars to India to help fight the Corona virus pandemic. This is in addition to the 100 million US Dollars aid announced by the US in February.
The funding is for 64 of the most at-risk countries facing the threat of the global pandemic.
The US State Department said, it is providing 2.9 million US Dollars to help the Indian government prepare laboratory systems, activate case finding and event-based surveillance and support technical experts for response and preparedness and more.
In another development, President Trump signed the largest-ever financial stimulus package, worth 2 trillion US Dollars today, to tackle the economic distress caused by the COVID 19 pandemic.
The House of Representatives passed the cross-party bill approving the package by voice vote following a three-hour debate.