Conakry (UNA-OIC) – The European Union has earmarked 6 million euros for the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Guinea.
The Guinean Press Agency (AGP) quoted the Delegation of the European Union to Guinea as saying that the allocation was made under a contract signed on Monday with the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), a humanitarian medical aid non-governmental organization based in Dakar, Senegal.
The funds should be injected in a project related to the health crisis and support the populations, the EU delegation said in a statement.
“The 6-month project will support the National Health Security Agency (ANSS), under the Ministry of Health, firstly in the management of COVID-19 cases, prevention and control of the infection, and secondly to limit the spread and impact of the pandemic on the health system,” said the statement.
It is noteworthy that the West African country has so far recorded 5,570 coronavirus cases, including 34 fatalities, according to the official death toll.