World Bank grants Vietnam $6.2 million Covid-19 aid


The World Bank has signed a $6.2 million grant agreement with Vietnam’s central bank to provide funding for the country’s response to Covid-19.

The State Bank of Vietnam said the funds will be allocated to virus surveillance and testing, research into vaccines and test kits, and communications efforts. In a statement, deputy governor Nguyen Thi Hong said the funding was “extremely meaningful and necessary”.

Vietnam has only recorded eight deaths from the pandemic despite reporting 672 cases

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