Nigeria To Get World Bank’s $114m For COVID-19 Fight

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In order to tackle COVID-19, Nigeria will benefit from World Bank’s $114 million for the pandemic fight, the global lender said on Friday.

The money comes in the form of a $100 million loan and a $14 million grant to be split between Nigeria’s 36 states and federal-level procurement of medical equipment, tests and medicine.

“Nigeria has ramped up its efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, but more needs to done at the state level, which are at the front line of the response,” Shubham Chaudhuri, the World Bank’s director for Nigeria, said in a statement on Friday.

Africa’s most populous country has recorded more than 45,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 930 deaths, but low levels of testing have left a muddy picture of the outbreak’s severity.