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The US COVID-19 donation to Nigeria rose to N15.5 billion

United States emergency Aid COVID-19 to Nigeria rose to $ 41.3 million (N15. 5 billion) as of Thursday, the state Department said.

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This represents an additional $11.3 million (N4.2 billion) compared to the $30 million (N11.2 billion) in aid to Nigeria announced by the US in May.

In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry said that this amount is part of the $1.3 billion (N488.8 billion) COVID-19 aid announced by the government for 120 countries.

It gave a breakdown of Nigeria’s share, including $3.3 million (N1. 2 billion)for medical care.

According to the statement, $34 million (N12.7 billion) is intended for “humanitarian funding for risk communications,water and sanitation, infection prevention, coordination and emergency food aid.”

She added that $4.1 million, or $1.5 billion, is reserved for humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons.

“This aid brings together more than $8.1 billion (N3 trillion) in total aid to Nigeria over the past 20 years, including more than $5.2 billion (N1.9 trillion) for health,” it said.

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The Ministry said the total package of $ 1.3 billion was supplemented by at least $100 billion (N37.6 trillion) of global us health funding over the past 10 years.

She added that during this period, the country also allocated almost $70 billion ($26.3 trillion) for “foreign humanitarian assistance.”

According to the Nigerian Center for disease control (NCDC), as of Tuesday, there were 26,484 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 603 deaths and 10,152 recoveries in Nigeria.

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