China has actually offered aid worth $4 million to Pakistan, together with medical deal with ventilators and masks, Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar revealed on Thursday.
In a post on Twitter, Azhar revealed thankfulness to China and stated that the ally had actually offered “grant assistance of USD 4 million along with 300,000 medical face masks, 10 ventilators, and other equipment”.
“They have also undertaken to arrange for much greater number of ventilators,” he added.
He likewise stated emergency situation funds worth Rs7.5 bn from the National Catastrophe Danger Management Fund (NDRMF)– supported by the Asian Advancement Bank (ADB)– were offered to the National Catastrophe Management Authority (NDMA).
“This is in addition to funds already made availaible by finance division for immediate use by authority. Reallocations from foreign-funded projects also being diverted towards it,” the federal minister composed.
Azhar stated that his own division remained in the procedure of settling a $600 million “emergency package” to handle the break out in the nation.
“It includes reallocations and fresh financing. This will be in addition to local funding that is being made available,” he stated.
The variety of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan soared to 384 on Thursday, after brand-new cases were reported in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan.
A day previously, Pakistan’s first 2 deaths were tape-recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: a 36- year-old and a 50- year-old.