UNFPA Malawi has announced that it has provided US$100,000 (MK73,409,150) to the Malawi Government to augment the ongoing COVID -19 response.

Young Hong, UNFPA Malawi Resident Representative said on Sunday that the funds will be used to procure medical equipment.

“The funding is part of concerted efforts by Government, development partners and the people of Malawi to respond to the crisis.

UNFPA would like to express solidarity with all Malawians as we work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic together,” said Hong

On Friday, President Peter Mutharika declared Malawi in State of Disater due to coronavirus threat.

Mutharika indicated that his government has developed a National Response Plan with a total budget of K15 billion in which his government has already provided K2.5 billion as immediate funding towards the response.

He then appealed to development partners and private sector to support the gap on government response plan.He indicated that government has intensified screening of people in all border posts and airports and assured all Malawians that government is doing everything possible to prevent the virus from getting into the country.

Credit ; Beyond Fm

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