State Coffers Receive $60M for Virus Fight; Gov’t Yet to Release Detailed Accounting

As of Tuesday, Cambodia had a total of 122 reported cases of the coronavirus respiratory disease and 110 recoveries.

The Cambodian government has so far received at least $60 million in donations and foreign aid, on top of a $30 million budgetary allocation, to fight the novel coronavirus, though providing little accounting for the usage of these funds.

Officials have only recently provided some amount of transparency in the number of funds collected to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday, Cambodia had a total of 122 reported cases of the respiratory disease and 110 recoveries.

Public calls for donations, including government officials’ giving up months of salary for the cause, resulted in $13.5 million in collections, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a Facebook post on Friday.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/state-coffers-receive-60m-for-virus-fight-govt-yet-to-release-detailed-accounting/5383305.html

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