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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020. 9:35 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, the Inter-American Development Bank announced that Belize would be the recipient of US $130,000 for the purchase of medical supplies for health care workers on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

The IDB said that the funds are the result of a collaboration between it the Japan Special Fund, the Inter-American the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America, and the Dominican Republic (SE-COMISCA) and the Government of Belize.

“This non-reimbursable technical assistance is a response to the Statement that the heads of state and government of Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic made on March 12th with regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” the IDB said.

The Bank added that there were over 1.6 million cases of COVID-19 in  Latin America and the Caribbean.

Globally the pandemic has surpassed 9.5 million cases and has caused major economic fallout even in developed countries. Securing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for frontline workers has become an increasing priority during the pandemic, which underscores the importance of the donation.

 

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