COVID-19: Ghana receives $1.6 health assistance from the United States

COVID-19: Ghana receives $1.6 health assistance from the United States

- Ghana has received $1.6m health assistance from the United States of America to fight coronavirus

- The country is among many other African countries who have received various sum for the same purpose

- In the letter dated April 16, 2020, the countries included Kenya, Angola, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, and others

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Ghana has received a sum of $1.6 million from the United States to fight coronavirus.

In a letter dated April 16, 2020, and sighted by on the US Department of State website, other African countries have also received sums.

The letter says the donation is part of the country’s humanitarian and health assistance response to COVID-19.

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This sum, according to the letter, adds up to previous assistance the country has rendered Ghana over the last 20 years which adds up to $3.8 billion.

“$1.6 million in health assistance to address the outbreak. This new assistance builds upon $3.8 billion in total U.S. assistance to Ghana over the last 20 years, including nearly $914 million in health assistance,” part of the letter reads.

Other countries in Africa that have benefited from the gesture include Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroun, just to mention a few.

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Meanwhile, the US is known to have repatriated its citizens from across the world including Ghana since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

As at Sunday, April 19, 2020, the USA has confirmed a total of 742,637 cases of coronavirus, 66,727 recoveries and 39,201, becoming the country leading in the number of deaths.

In Ghana, so far, 834 cases have been confirmed with 99 recoveries and 9 deaths.

As part of the measures to curb the spread, there is currently a 3-week partial lockdown in the country.

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