Monrovia, Liberia – The Liberian government’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic has attracted additional financial support from the World Bank.
It followed the World Bank’s approval of 7.5 million United States Dollars to help Liberia respond to the threat posed by the Coronavirus outbreak.
The financing consists of a 3.75 million dollar grant while the other 3.75 million is a concessional credit through the International Development Association.
A World Bank release said the move will help strengthen the Government’s immediate capacity to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and in the longer-term, strengthen its response to disease outbreaks and emergencies.
It also complements ongoing support provided through the Second Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE II) project which has made available up to US$9.5 million for the response.