Germany to aid Zambia’s COVID-19 fight


The Germany embassy in Zambia on Monday said it was providing Zambia with funds as a rapid response towards its fight against COVID-19.

The 370 million Zambian Kwacha (about 20 million U.S. dollars) rapid response package was expected to support four areas, namely expanding social protection measures through cash transfers for most vulnerable, supporting the southern African nation’s health system, ensuring that people have continued access to essential water and sanitation services which were essential for good hygiene and pandemic control.

Achim Burkart, Germany’s Ambassador to Zambia, said in a statement that the support will also help partners in stepping up prevention measures and behaviour change campaigns as well as crisis management.

According to the Germany envoy, the pandemic requires global cooperation and that his country was committed to supporting Zambia control the outbreak and mitigate the social and economic effects on people’s lives.

Zambia is among countries battling the pandemic with cumulative figures at 267,117 recoveries and seven deaths. Enditem

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