Finance Ministry Allocates $30 million For COVID-19 Fight

The Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on Thursday that it was working with the Health Ministry to allocate $30 million to finance Cambodia’s screening and monitoring efforts, as the novel coronavirus outbreak reached more than 70 countries.

The ministry said the allocation would be used for preventive and monitoring measures, as well as to treat potential patients testing positive for COVID-19.

“Through the establishment of the protection system and monitoring facilities, there is a need for [budget],” the statement read. “For example, to look for those who have the potential to spread the virus and to prevent and treat it in case of infection.”

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