The World Bank has approved a 35 million US Dollars to back coronavirus response in Sudan, according to Sudan Tribune. President of World Bank, David Malpass said on Thursday during Sudan Partnership Conference.
“We expect to finance an emergency health response to the COVID-19 in July. Combining resources from trust funds that the World Bank administers, we will provide about US$35 million in financing for a project to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19,” Malpass said.
In April 2020, the World Bank excluded Sudan from a list of 25 countries that received some $1.9 billion. As a result UN Secretary-General called for exceptional grant support to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sudan is hit the hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic in the East and Horn of Africa. Sudan has more than 9,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and deaths has surpassed 570.