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UN to create global coronavirus fund

Date: 2020-03-25 15:08:42


The United Nations (UN) has announced that it is to create a fund to support the treatment of coronavirus patients worldwide. The announcement was made by Norway's Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide. A formal announcement is yet to be made.

Highlights:
♦ The move aims to provide predictability to the partners and help to make the efforts more effective.
♦ The fund will assist developing countries with weak health systems to address the crisis and to tackle the long-term consequence.
♦ Almost 340,000 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world, and more than 14,500 have died.